Rain, rain go (and stay) away!
The United Kingdom has a soggy start to 2014. After weeks of rain, the lingering English grey sky makes even the most upbeat of us feel gloomy and depressed. I realised yesterday how desperately the country needs a good wringing out when a flock of seagulls sought refuge in our countryside woodland. Squawk!
Inevitably, bad weather has poor timing, and this winter front is no exception. Christmas school holidays and seasonal closures have found me reaching deep into my creative hat for fun indoor activities for our toddler.
Perhaps the reason I love this sensory play for a rainy day is because of its invigorating and cheerful colours.
It involves three things that most have at their fingertips: coloured tissue paper, a spray bottle, and a window. The cleanup is minimal and it is a great exercise for the child to practice fine motor skills and color mixing. And best of all, the end result is a multi-coloured window that is sure to brighten up a dreary day.
Almost immediately, the first pieces of tissue paper brought lovely bright colour into the room. It was the next best thing to natural sunshine!
The fascination with the sticking the tissue paper was temporarily lost to spraying water into her mouth.