Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Saint Patrick's Day
Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Tomorrow is one of my favorite holidays, and while we've been busy I couldn't let it slip away without some fun activities. We've had three sensory bins these past two weeks. This one is split peas and a few peg dolls. It was also Panda's favorite tray.
Uncooked oatmeal, green sugar granules, with shamrock confetti pieces. Panda got a kick out of hunting and digging for the shamrocks.
Green mashed potatoes from dollar store instant potato flakes. I'm positive that this isn't food, but it was a lot of fun to play with.
Our book basket this month.
We tried making cork shamrock stamps, but this activity was frustrating for both of us. The stamps kept shifting so we had to give it up.
and instead we made leprechaun coins from bottle caps. This was an exercise in following directions and it worked out pretty well. First he had to dip them in the glue, then the glitter, and then put them on the sheet to dry..
We counted green coins and put them into our pot of gold (tea light holder).
and had yummy treats
Lots of yummy treats... I will have to post this recipe later. I finally invented a good cookie cutter cookie that is safe for Panda (egg, dairy, and Gluten free).
Even our mystery jar got into the holiday spirit. This is a newer therapy tool we have been using. Panda can't unscrew this lid on his own, so in order to get one of the objects out to play with, he has to say "open" and what object he wants. It has been a wonderful tool to help draw more words out of him. I'm sorry I've been away so much. Therapy has taken over our lives. I'm not sure when things will calm down, but it sure felt good to sneak away this morning