crafts · movement · process art · sensory

bubble wrap jellyfish

Oh bubble wrap. I love you. The boys and I decided to add jellyfish to our ocean, and I wanted them to be AWESOME. Lots of texture and pattern and color and movement. These things are all that and more. To start, I cut a bunch of paper plates in half. Jackson decided he didn’t… Continue reading bubble wrap jellyfish

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crafts · movement

under the table drawing

This one didn’t create stunning drawings but it didn’t have to. Putting a commonly used material in an uncommon place can lead to renewed interest, creativity and JOY.  Today, I taped a piece of paper under the playroom table and Jackson and I drew with crayons. We were under there for an hour. It was… Continue reading under the table drawing

crafts · movement · process art · sensory

thwap painting

The cashier at the grocery store probably thought we have a major bug problem. Actually, we have a painting addiction.  This one should really be done outside. Really. You’ve been warned.   THWAP! *giggle*  THWAP! THWAP! *giggle giggle* This project was messy, and crazy (wind!), and awesome! We rolled out a huge piece of paper… Continue reading thwap painting

crafts · movement · process art · sensory

marble shake painting

Ok folks, there’s no sugarcoating this one. It gets messy. But it’s a BLAST! And there are a few things you can do to contain the paintornado (see what I did there?). Let’s do this. My kids are at very different places right now – developmentally, emotionally, physically. They got very different experiences out of this… Continue reading marble shake painting

movement · social/emotional

calm down yoga

   LOVE.  I hung this in our playroom weeks ago and went over it with J. For a while it went dormant. I would mention it as an option for calming down (something we’ve been having to do A LOT of lately), but it wasn’t getting much love. Then, out of the blue, in the… Continue reading calm down yoga