I love playing sensory boxes with the LO. It's simple to make, super engaging and provides a number of learning opportunities. For this sensory box, I have uncooked elbow pasta, but you can use anything... sand, salt, pompoms, etc. Whatever you like really.
The LO can now enjoy playing with Legos and I am so excited. I love Legos, I think they're one of the best toys ever made. At this time, she can't build yet. She is at the pretend play stage and the model that she has allows her to play with farm animals. I am teaching her to feed the animals, put the animals to sleep and open or close the barn doors. I am also teaching her turn taking like "My turn", "your turn" and "we're waiting".
It's community helpers month. I set-up the kitchen area as a post office pretend play for the kids. I made a post office sign and a price list. I wrapped a box with blue construction paper to make the the mail box. I made some letters out of carton boxes and even got small boxes from the post offices. I put some papers and pens to encourage the children to write letters to their friends.
I made a color sorting wheel for my class today. My kids for this year are much younger than what I had last year. I have some color sorting boards from Lakehore but they seemed too distracting for my little kiddos.