21 Aug - Seasonal Sensory Experience...
Hi there. It's Sumari from EasyHealthyKids.com, with some yummy food & activities for your kids...
The family: Fred is a headstrong 2 year, 9 month old toddler boy, and Sarah is my sweet 8 month old baby girl.
Fred and Sarah discovered new yummy food and activities this week. Fred tried Italian Gnocchi and Sarah tried a new soup. Fred and I also discovered a new activity and Sarah had a new seasonal sensory experience.
Fred's favorite food of the week
We tried something new this week - Italian Gnocchi. This recipe contains two packs of gnocchi but if I make it again I'll only use one pack.
The gnocchi was Fred's favorite part of this easy Italian dish.
Sarah could also eat the dish, just not the gnocchi itself. I gave her the chicken mince with added veggies.
Sarah's favorite food of the week
Sarah loves eating soup, and it is a great way to get veggies into her, and help her learn to feed herself. This Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup makes a very creamy and filling soup. I had a chicken carcass so I boiled it for half an hour to make a quick chicken stock.
Fred's activity of the week
Fred and I got creative with pom poms, pipe cleaners, a strainer and a bottle.
I got the idea to encourage him to thread the pipe cleaners through the holes in the strainer from this list of Pipe Cleaner Activities To Develop Fine Motor Skills. He then pushed the pipe cleaners through the bottle neck, followed by the pom poms.
Then he threw everything into the air.
Sarah's activity of the week
At a Playcentre workshop about sensory play I learned about making a sensory area for babies and toddlers with leaves. Sarah really enjoyed playing in the leaves on a blanket. This Seasonal Activity - Raking Leaves - reminds me of what we did at the workshop. I'll definitely try it at Playcentre.
Do you have any great recipes or fun activities that you want to share? Let me know by replying to this email.
Talk to you next week.
P.S. If you try any of these activities or recipes, let me know! I'd love to hear how you found them.