I bought this material on sale at the end of last year as on of A’s Christmas presents and then hid it away, and forgot about it.
I found it late January and got it out for A to play with.
He really enjoyed it, sorting the bolts and figuring out which way to turn the nuts.
To be honest, if I lived near to a hardware store I could have made this one myself but I don’t so... I really want to get the activity with the screw driver!
I think purchased this from A to Z Montessori from here.
Such an easy activity to prepare! Fill a jug (I added food colouring). Put out cups. Add a sponge. Let the magic happen.
Concentrating on trying to pour even levels.
Opps! Time to clean up.
Oh dear! Most of the water didn’t make it back into the jug.
Pour the water back into the jug... then clean up that mess 😂
Grandma’s garden has lots of flowers in it, so we’ve been enjoying picking and arranging flowers.
Pouring water into the little vase. We are using Grandma’s good crystal 😱
In goes a jacaranda blossom, he does like the blue and purple flowers. I don’t often include face shots of A but look at the joy!
Gently arranging the rest of the flowers.
Here’s one we prepared earlier.
This is over a week old now but we’ve been using scissors around here. I have a little bowl of pretty card pieces with a pair of scissors.
The pair in the bowl is a pair of safety toddler scissors which does okay but doesn’t chop as well as real ones.
A wanted to try with his other hand but seriously dude - you are right handed.
Then I busted out a proper pair of scissors and much mess was made, which he picked up, packed up and put back on the shelf... pity about the rest of the house!
Also meet our rag doll kitten named Fish and Chips. In our house my husband gets to name the animals. They other cat is called Squish. 😂
A has been keen to cook lately, as he is trying to be more and more independent. When he grabbed his usual ‘knife’ I remembered that I had bought a small knife from Daiso.
I showed him how to use it and how to hold his other hand. He didn’t get it though. It’s a little tricky to co-ordinate both hands! I’m scared for his thumb!!!
But he didn’t cut himself. He was so chuffed that he prepared the filling of our filo triangles by himself!
Scariest moment though was when he lifted the knife to his mouth to like the feta cheese off!
Side note - the baby spinach came from our own garden!
A turned 3 recently. It was a pretty low key event. As I am on school holidays he got to stay at home.
We slowly gave him all of his presents during the day, we went to the library, and met up with a friend at the park.
He made his own cake. Two actually. Both packet ones but 🤷🏼♀️
The first cake was a rich chocolate cake. It was delicious. He iced it with pink icing but it wasn’t the prettiest cake. You see it didn’t come out of the pan... whole. In fact it was just a pile of crumbs.
The second cake we made on the weekend so we could have it for our poetry morning tea. It had to be blue 😂
The final cake is actually a wooden from for Kmart. It was a special birthday present from A’s friend K.
Just a short post today about posting!
A wrote letters to aunties and grandmothers today. He drew pictures and used stickers!
Look at that concentration!
We then walked down to the post office where A paid for stamps. He then put the stamps on the envelope with a little bit of help, and then we popped them in the postbox!
Sorry I didn’t get photos of all of that though! We were too busy to get out the phone and take photos. Sending letters is serious business! I prefer when we can actually do practical life activities in real life.
2 years 4 months
Here is A folding up face washers
Here is a folded washer.
And here is A running away with all the folded towels so that he can lie on them 😅
2 years 4 months
I saw this idea from Planting Peas, via Pinterest and thought A would like this one. Although he loves coloured hair bands, he’s not so keen on brushing his hair. He gets out his hair and container and likes playing with them.
I keep all our cardboard rolls, for craft and for planting seeds, so this was really easy.
Sorry not sorry for my crappy photos. I’m usually busy with the actual activity and just snapping a quick shot on my phone. You’ get real action shots from me 😅
Hi, I'm Pamela. A nail crazy lady with green hair. I live in outback Queensland with my toddler and my husband. I love books, writing and crafting. For more info about me go to my 'About' page.