Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A New Wonderful Resource

I heard about this new book over the holidays on another blog I read. After reading several reviews, I knew I needed to own a copy of it especially since Winter is in full force in Atlanta right now, and it is getting very cold outside. This book has provided lots of new indoor invitations to play for Noah!

The book arrived on my doorstep this past weekend, and I am already so glad I purchased it on Amazon. We have already tried several of the recipes/play activities, and both Noah and I are having so much fun! The recipes/play activities in this book are suitable for babies to school age children, and it is a wonderful resource for parents, grandparents, teachers and caregivers. Below are three invitations to play from the book! Enjoy!


Flax Goo Recipe:
-3 cups of water
-1 cup of flax seeds
*Pour 3 cups water into a bowl and stir in 1 cup of flax seeds
*Place Uncovered bowl in refrigerator for at least 12 hours
*Remove from fridge and let sit at room temp for 30 mins or so 

Exploring the Flax Goo

Mixing it up

Scooping and Pouring it



GAK Dough Recipe:
-2 1/4 cup cornstarch
-1/2 cup shampoo (thick gel-like shampoo works best)
-Food Coloring or liquid watercolors
-6-9 tablespoons water
*Place 2 1/4 cup cornstarch in a bowl
*If coloring your dough, mix food coloring into the 1/2 cup shampoo until combined
*Add shampoo mix to the cornstarch and stir to combine (it will be crumbly)
*Add water, one tablespoon at a time until the dough forms to a texture you like
*Note: The dough does dry out as your child plays with it, so just wet your 
hands with water as you are playing to help with drying.

Checking it out!

Using his utensils in it

Going all in!:)

Playing with loose parts
(sea creature figurines)

Sharing the dough with his cousin and Omama


Always a hit is: SHAVING CREAM

Exploring it on his hands

And now his face!:)

So fun!!

We hope you and your little ones enjoy this book as much as we are!! Happy reading and playing!

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