After having several occasions where A & S have wanted to be superheroes I decided it was time to get them some capes. After looking online I decided to make them.
Posts Tagged With: Imagination
Today we took advantage of the cold weather and headed out to try a new play place. This is the closest one to us, but it is still a bit of a drive.
First thoughts: I like how clean and welcoming it feels. The kids quickly made themselves at home. There were a wide range of activities for both of them. The owners and workers were very friendly. We even happened to be there for their cupcake/cookie decorating event. (More of that in a bit). The train table, treasure chest, and horse were some of their favorites.
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Today we cleaned up our front area and collected all of the sticks that A has collected. So with these sticks we decided to build a house from the sticks. Then of course we added all of our collected evergreen branches.
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We decided it was time to re-imagine our rocket ship. So, today it turned into a house, which included a chimney, doorbell, & a room with a mailbox. The mailbox is the biggest hit for both A & Saturday.
A only wanted a chimney if we could add a Santa 🙂 We had fun decorating house & making our mail.
Today I and the kids headed into Arlington, VA to visit a new play place called Nook. Check out their site here: Play Well: Nook.
Things that I really liked:
- How open & clean it feels. Their color scheme white & grey.
- That I can pretty much see my kids from any point.
- They rotate some of their areas every 8 weeks.
- They offer classes and different activities.
Areas that my kids liked the best:
- My 20 month old loved the train nook. There was a table he liked, but there was also a wall ledge track which he enjoyed!
- My 3 year old loved the ball pit .
Our takeaway: We really enjoyed our here. In fact it is the first place we have come back to the same day (after lunch). However, I feel the distance and the price is too high for me to make this, an even occasional, play place to visit.
Thank you for a wonderful day & maybe we will see you in the future!
Today we got another large cardboard box. (Thank you Ann!) Oh, the possibilities are endless ! After letting the kids play with it as a tunnel, we got to work creating our newest creation…. rocket ship!
This one even has some control panels inside! Oh what a hit with all!
SKILLS: Imagination, Fine Motor, Sharing.
Each Wednesday I get ready to recycle this box. And each week it turns into something new & I just can’t seem to part with it yet.
Today it became a tent!
We are having a blast with all of these cardboard boxes. Today along with the cozy nook we made a Santa Sleigh!
I don’t remember how we got to this decision, but we did and I am so glad! I love how the sleigh turned out, and even better is how much A & S love it!
It is equipped with back supports, a seat, runners, & even trusty reindeer!
Today we saw a huge stack of cardboard boxes at our neighbors so A went and nicely (manners) asked if we could play with them. They said yes & so we worked on carrying them (gross motor) over to our porch.
A started arranging them so I asked what did she want make. She decided on a castle looking at some pictures on the phone. (decision making) So with most of it being her ideas we arranged the boxes and added tape. Then she decided it needed a bridge so we added it along with a rubberband and some sticks so the bridge could stay closed. (Imagination, problem solving).
Later we brought out markers so A & S could decorate it. Later K came over and he enjoyed the castle. They even found alternative ways to play with it and the slide. (working together) .
SKILLS: manners, Gross Motor, decisions, Imagination, problem solving, working together