This week's TAT topic is cheap ways to entertain your kids. So I thought I would share our sensory toys that I have made for this week's Tot School. These are just super easy little things, that cost under $1 each to make but have entertained Henry for hours at a time -- and if you know Hen, then you know that's not easy to do.
Sensory Jar: This is part of our upcoming blue week in tot school. Its just an old mayonnaise jar, with some water, glitter, and some different types of pom-poms. Hen loves playing with it. Swishing and shaking it. Watching the glitter fly around. Its really perfect for any toddler. Plus you can switch up what is inside for a whole new experience once the baby is bored with it!
Water Beads: These were another huge hit! And also blue to fit with our color theme. I bought the package for about $3 at Michael's Craft store, and used less that 1/4 of the package to make a large bowl of the beads.
Henry, Morgan, and I sat and played with these for over an hour the other day. They are so awesome. I would recommend playing with in a large bin, or the bathtub, cause Henry got so excited they flew all over the place. He loved stepping it them, and having us pour them over his head. He also practiced scooping and dumping with some small blue bowls and funnel.
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