Planting a Rainbow
I prepared a muffin/cupcake tin with some cupcake liners and filled the bottom of each liner with a bit of paint. I then placed a flower (I used pom daisies), petal side down, in the paint.
Garden Sensory Bin and Sensory Bottle
First, I prepared a sensory bottle with some inspiration from Kids Craft Room and Teaching Mama. I used an empty lemonade bottle and added some silk flowers and flower beads, followed by water. I taped up the top with some white duct tape and the kids all had fun rolling it and tipping it, looking for colors and talking about what floated and what sunk. I think this will be handy to have around all week and something neat to catch T's attention.
I also prepared a garden inspired sensory bin for T to play with outside. I put in some potting soil, rocks, cut fresh flowers, and his gardening spade and rake. He enjoyed digging around to find rocks, scooping with the spade, and pouring the soil on himself! We talked about how the rocks and flowers felt, using descriptive words like hard, cold, smooth, soft, and bumpy.