Thursday, December 19, 2019

365: Look for an Evergreen Christmas Tree Day

December 19 is Look for an Evergreen Christmas Tree Day. We already have our Christmas tree, and sadly it is fake, but this didn't stop us from celebrating this holiday!
To celebrate, I created a new (to us) type of play session called a 7 senses bin. The idea is that you take objects centered around one theme (for us it was Christmas trees). Each object should turn on one of your little's senses. We will be doing a lot more of these in the future!
Smell: scentsicle stick (we use these on our Christmas tree to make it smell more real)
Taste: a pinch of nutmeg and a pinch of cinnamon
Touch: tape rolls to represent the stickiness of a live tree
Sound: jingle bells
Sight: a few ever green branches. I grabbed some from our bushes and one from Bertruder (Jay and my first Christmas tree when we moved into this house. It was live with a bulb, and we planted it after Christmas in 2014)
Proprioceptive/Vestibular: contact paper sticky side out to hang the objects on. This used vestibular by asking Jude to keep his balance as he equated and stood up to go from bucket to wall. It used proprioceptive by encouraging Jude to use his arms to cross over his body to use all parts of the contact paper.

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