mymy loves fairies. i’ve been making these little fairies and bendy dolls for almost a year. i’ve also started making little accessories for them. she hadn’t touched the previous sensory table in a few days so i knew it was time to change it up. she also hadn’t been playing with the fairies as much as before so i decided to use them in the sensory table to see if it would re-spark her interest. i find if mymy’s getting bored with things i just have to change the way things are displayed and she starts playing with them again, or playing with them in new ways.
i’ve always wanted to have a cool sensory table for mymy. something more than just a plastic bin on the floor. something higher up that she can stand and play at. our glass top coffee table (that opens up so you can display items in it) was the perfect solution. i just removed the glass and voila! i’m sure if you keep your eyes open you could find one at a thrift store or garage sale. i would think that there are also some that have missing glass pieces just begging to have a new life. gotta love re-purposing items!
^ here we used some dry beans, lentils, and rice with her Playmobil farm and beside that with her Schleich animals.
i love watching mymy play pretend. her imagination is incredible. i see a lot of our real life situations coming out in play and it makes me smile to see how she interprets things. she has been playing Doctor’s Office a lot lately and i decided to dedicate a little corner of her room to help expand her play. she has a little doctor’s kit but i felt like she would love something more.
here are some things that have been keeping mymy and me busy over the last little while…
we dyed rice and beans to use with our animals. it was really easy. just toss rice and beans (or just rice) into a double bag, throw in some drops of food colouring and shake shake shake. lay flat on a sheet of wax paper or paper towel to dry for a few hours and voila!
for Saint Valentine’s Day i made mymy a love gnome. when she wakes up she will find this…
the little love gnome who came to help us celebrate Valentine’s day also decorated our nature table. he brought us a felt heart garland and decorated our pinecone with pink and red pom poms.