It’s finally summer here in Wisconsin, and after the longest winter ever, it feel so good to get outside and enjoy the sunshine! So I guess it’s time to come to terms with the fact that our little baby Aubrey isn’t really a baby anymore now that she’s 2. That means we are wrapping up baby bins this week, and she will be diving in to our tot school themes this fall!
Here is a look at our second set of 6 seasonal themed baby bins:
Here are the details for each of our activities:
Summer Theme Read Aloud:
Aubrey loves all of the lift the flap books from Karen Katz, so this week’s summer story was Baby Loves Summer by Karen Katz. She loves all of the flaps to lift, and I love all the vocabulary it introduces.
Sun Theme Sensory Bin:
Ice Cream Scooping:
Cotton Candy Puffy Paint:
Our craft this week was made with this yummy puffy cotton candy paint. Aubrey helped me mix a small batch of puffy paint with equal parts shaving cream and white glue in a bowl. I divided it into 2 bowls and dyed one pink and one blue with food coloring. I also rolled a small piece of white cardstock to form a cone and glued it to the bottom of a sheet of paper for the cotton candy cone. Aubrey used the puffy paint to paint swirls of cotton candy on top of the cone.
Ice Cream Play Dough:
Duck Race Sensory Bin:
For our last bin, I cut a pool noodle the length of the bin and placed it inside to divide the bin into 2 “lanes.” Then we placed one rubber duck in each lane. We each used a squirt gun to squirt the duck and race to the other side of the bin. Aubrey also had fun just spraying and splashing with the ducks in the bin even without racing.