Desert Sensory Bin

This sensory bin was fairly easy to put together – it’s sand, rocks, popsicle stick cactuses and sand toys. To make the popsicle stick cactus, I grabbed some green popsicle sticks from a pack I already had and cut them into four pieces.  Using my hot glue gun, I attached the cactus arms. I also made … More Desert Sensory Bin

DIY Light Up Cactus

When Desert Moms blog invited me to do a write up about our All About Cactus Week (coming soon!), I got excited about creating a playspace.  Especially since I had already been thinking about doing Mabel’s first birthday party as a cactus theme – I figured anything I made/used for the theme week, I could … More DIY Light Up Cactus

Cactus Sensory Bottle

I love sensory bottles.  I think they are good at almost every age, but I especially love them for baby play.  I’ve found it’s a way to include Mabel in our Theme Weeks that safely lets her explore the world.  It gives her access to small items that I couldn’t otherwise give her. Sensory bottles are fun … More Cactus Sensory Bottle

Rainbow Whisk

Delightful. Magical. Simple.  A plastic whisk (we used one similar to this) and some scarves led to dancing with rainbows at our house and it was gorgeous. All we did was tie the rainbow scarves to the whisk, then let Ava play.  I did have to remind her a few times to lift the scarves … More Rainbow Whisk

Butterfly Week

There is an amazing place near us called Butterfly Wonderland, so I knew that I wanted to do a Butterfly week.  I find butterflies to be pretty fascinating anyway, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar is such a classic that I was excited about the chance to dive deeper into it.  I picked up a butterfly puppet for … More Butterfly Week