We then moved onto the next job of watering our new kid's vegie patch which is growing well…we gave the seedlings a little feed with a weak seaweed solution to help them cope with the warmer weather!
This weekend we had absolutely glorious Winter weather…blue skies, 24 degree sunshine and a light breeze…it was of course to good to stay indoors so we made the most of the weather while we could and combined a little play with some household jobs. The toddler twosome are at an age where they want to help and be involved in everything we do as adults so I find a few simple tasks passed their way keeps them happy, feeling a sense of importance and self worth and not quite as demanding (I did say not quite….)
This lovely sensory activity actually comes from the twins themselves. I had put a warm tray of water out in the yard and sprinkled some pure lux soap flakes over ready for whisking to a thick gooey slime…I went inside to get a few more things and when I came back the girls had collected grass clippings and flowers and added them to the tray along with a good stir and whisk!
So the original activity changed according to their own interests and imagination and had now became grass slime cooking or ‘soup'!
I was happy to let them explore their own creativity and decided not to add more soap flakes to get a thicker consistency as the girls were obviously very happy with just the thinner slime and their own addition of grass clippings! If you want to do this with a thicker slime you can follow my easy recipe.
I added a few saucepans, bowls and whisks but they went in search of their own cooking utensils from the sandpit anyway.
The more they stirred and whisked the more slimy and frothy their mix became….
They went in search of more grass clippings and it was a joy to observe Ruby as wet grass is usually a texture that concerns her. She is not keen on wet grass sticking to her hands or feet. Using the utensils she was happy to come into contact with the grass and pour water to wash it off. At one stage she did start complaining of ‘prickles' so I encouraged her to move over to the pallet kitchen to continue cooking her masterpiece!
Tara was very specific as usual about what she wanted to put into her saucepan to mix…it was a very detailed process….and yes she is wearing her pyjamas in the afternoon but they are new and there is no way they were coming off apparently!
The sun was going down fast but the girls were not going to be dragged away from their grass slime cooking.
They had an absolute ball with this one and there were so many sensory challenges….slippery soap, bubbles, froth, wet grass and flowers! A little sand in the pallet kitchen added to the sensory experience.
We also managed a trip to the park…look at that sky…wonderful! Miss Teen came along to workout in the exercise park they have here among the kids playground.
We were busy watching her jump hurdles when I noticed a cheeky little monkey climbing high behind her….Daddy came to the rescue, she had to get to the top, climb over and back down again!
In the afternoon the girls helped me feed the chooks and clean out their little house. They will be moving into their new fancy house in the backyard soon. Those chooks will have the best view in the house the lucky things!
We went into the big vegie patch and had fun picking purple beans, shallots, broccoli and cabbage. Tara also collected lots (and I mean lots!) of white daisies! Ruby collected rocks and more rocks….that kid loves her rocks!
Very proud of her little harvest!
As was Ruby…..
As the sun began to set again I finally managed to get everyone inside where the huge pile of washing was waiting to be folded and dinner needed to be cooked……but that weather really was to good to miss!
Hope you had a nice weekend too!
I'm linking this post up to the fabulous Country Kids at Coombe Mill…where they celebrate all things outdoors!
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