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Christmas Sensory Tub & Giveaway!

26 Nov

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had so much fun being with family. Now, I’m getting so excited for the Christmas season! We have our tree, lights and stockings up and it makes our home feel so cozy. This weekend, we switched out sensory tubs to a Christmas one. The boys really enjoyed playing with it.

So to start making it, you’ll need to die dry pasta. Here’s what you’ll need for it.

*Dry noodles (I used 4 (16oz.) macaroni noodle boxes)

*Rubbing Alcohol

*Food Coloring (I used the entire red and green one)

*2 Ziploc gallon size bags

So what you’ll do is dump the pasta in a Ziploc bag and pour alcohol in it until all the noodles are wet (about half bottle). Then pour the food coloring in. Shake until all the noodles are colored. Then let sit for 5-7 minutes.

Then you’ll lay the noodles on cookie sheets lined with parchment or wax paper. Let it dry (overnight is best).

Then you’ll fill it with fun Christmas decorations! This is what I put in ours:

*6 fake candy canes ($1 at Dollar Tree)

*2 Christmas tree ornaments ($1 at Dollar Tree)

*12 wrapped presents ($1 at Dollar Tree)

*12 bells ($1 at Dollar Tree)

And of course you could add whatever you’d like to the sensory tub! I let my kids have tongs, different sizes of containers, funnels, etc. to play with. They love  it! 

This was Wes’ favorite sensory tub. He really liked feeling the noodles and putting them in the cup.

Oh and he also really liked shaking the bell!

So there you have it…a fun Christmas sensory tub!

I’m so excited to announce that today is Teaching Mama’s 1st giveaway! I am very thankful for my readers and with Christmas being around the corner, I want to give back a little something to you! I’ll be giving away a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card. The boys and I absolutely LOVE going to Barnes and Noble. They love playing with the trains, checking out the books, playing with the stuffed animals and occasionally getting a delicious drink or snack. Here are a few things I am loving for the kids right now at B & N.

Melissa and Doug- Sort & Snap

Magnetic Wooden Letters

Eric Carle’s Animal Lacing Cards

BOB Books

And of course, you could use the gift card to spoil yourself! This is a great book if you are looking for a good read.

One Thousand Gifts

There are several ways you can enter this contest. See the click on the Rafflecopter giveaway below and enter away! (I’m currently trying to fix why you have to click on it instead of it just showing up, so sorry for the inconvenience!) a Rafflecopter giveaway

Also, linking up with Homeschool Creations today!


Leaf Sensory Tub

3 Oct

This is our leaf sensory tub. The kids love it!

Here’s what it includes:

*acorns from around the neighborhood

*pine cones from our tree

*popcorn seeds

*fake leaves (you could have real ones)

Troy really loved this one. We talked about the shapes and how everything feels. He said it felt sharp and smooth.

I also shared with him how an acorn seed can turn into a tree! I think he was amazed and slightly confused.

We also had fun putting the seeds in a funnel into a vase. Workin’ on those fine motor skills!

Even Wes joined in on the fun and was very focused on putting those seeds in the vase.

This tub was fun (and messy) but I love having activities for my kids that are hands-on and entertaining!

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