Spring is coming, and that means it’s time to spend as much time outside as possible! There are so many fun way to set up your outdoor play space to encourage creative play. One awesome idea is a mud kitchen! Click the image below to see several mud kitchens to draw inspiration from.
Here’s a wonderful idea for a play provocation, done by www.aneverydaystory.com.
Click the photo below to see the whole experience.
Thanks so much to all the providers who gave up a Saturday to enrich their knowledge and grow as a professional! Thanks also to those of you that completed the evaluation forms before you left; we use your feedback in planning the next conference!
The evaluation summary has been posted on the Forms page, for those of you that are interested in that kind of thing. 🙂
Here’s a great article on the theory behind loose parts, written by Simon Nicholson, who developed the theory. It’s very interesting; I definitely recommend giving it a read!
Here’s an idea for a mini first aid kit, made using the pattern found here.
It took about 1.5 hours to make (while watching TV). I filled mine with tissues, hand cleaner, lip chap, tweezers, bandaids, alcohol wipes, antibiotic wipes, sting relief wipes, gauze pads and a lollipop.
Here’s a simple light box I made at home with my boys over the weekend. We bought a $3 light from Dollarama and put it under an opaque empty margarine container from my mom. I believe she buys them at Sobey’s. So, altogether it cost me $3 and the boys enjoyed looking at old photo negatives, leaves and other small items on it, and then decided to use it for tracing. It entertained them for a good 1.5 hours!
Here’s the light box we are working on at the office to try it out. So far we have the clear tote (from Walmart, $12) lined with tin foil to keep the light in, and a push light (from Walmart, $10. This one is LED so its pretty bright, but cheaper ones are available at the Dollar Stores). The next step will be to line the lid with tissue paper to allow the light to shine through.