4tbs cream of tartar
2tbs cooking oil
2c boiling water
Mix dry ingredients into a bowl.
Add colouring to boiling water, then mix into dry ingredients.
While I handled the water, Ty played with flour on his table.
Time to play! Making "birthday cakes" and worms! It was heavenly to play with the dough when it was still nice and warm. I've heard of warming play dough up in the microwave so I'll have to try it...
Ty had become interested in the act of taking pictures lately (wonder why with Mama chasing his cute little face around with a camera all of the time...) and wanted to take a photo. I wasn't about to let him hold my somewhat expensive Canon by himself, so I helped him hold it. He decided to take a picture of his healing skinned knee. He is a bit obsessed with "boo-boo's" lately! I'm think I'm going to look into a real but child safe camera for Christmas.
When looking through one of my storage boxes to get a coin box he requested, Tyler spotted his Memory game. I usually only keep eight cards out at a time for our games, but he insisted on matching them all (face up). It took a while but I was impressed with how well he did! I think we'll do more of this soon.
He also found his peg and hammer toy from Melissa and Doug in the box. He has had this for 10 mos and never wanted to do it. Now is just the right time for it apparently because he has been all about it! Maybe I need to let him rummage through my toy and material storage boxes more often...
We recently switched our cats from a wet food only diet to a mix of wet and dry, so now it's easier for Ty to help feed the kitties. He really enjoys this and I've watched him hang out to watch them eat with a rather proud and interested look on his face!
We did some simple black paper with white crayon and white pencil drawings.
We also did a "craft" I guess you could say, though I'm kind of against them. My original idea was to have him glue cottons balls onto blue paper and maybe have him puff them out a bit to pretend they were clouds. Then I realized that with a little imagination and dotting eyes on with marker (done by me), they could look like the ghosts that he's so into from one of his books (as well as make it a more seasonal activity). It went well, though even spreading glue with a brush his fingers got all sticky and the cotton balls tended to stick to his fingers, which was frustrating for him. A glue bottle may work better.
We played a fun gross motor game we did as well, but I'm going to save it for a future post. This will likely be my last big, whole-week post like this, as I've decided to go with one-activity posts for a while!