{Play} 30 Days to Hands on Play Challenge | Days 1 through 8

November 10, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

If you aren’t already playing along, Jamie at hands on : as we grow and Anna at The Imagination Tree are co-hosting the 30 Days to Hands on Play Challenge:  thirty days of hands on play prompts for you and your children.

Here’s what we’ve been doing over the last week:

Day 1 – Develop A Mission Statement

We play all the time, but I don’t usually plan out the things we’re going to do, so my goal for this challenge is to stick to the plan and schedule the right conditions for optimal playing and learning.

Day 2 – Build A Fort

Day 3 – Play With Blocks

 Day 4 – Go Island Hopping

Day 5 – Explore Play Dough

Day 6 – Play With Family

We made our first Thanksgiving craft:  a turkey mask from recycling bin items.  Tutorial coming soon!

Day 7 – Make Mega Floor Doodles

For some reason – maybe because we had just done this – Jane had no interest.  When Sam woke up from his nap, he preferred drawing with chalk on our floor instead of the paper!  (We did do something cool on the canvas, though…post coming soon!).

Day 8 – Play With Water

That’s today’s post on Pipet Painting!

What have you been doing this week?  Anything inspired by the 30 Days to Hands On Play Challenge?

There’s still time to join, it’s going on all month long.  Today is Making Concoctions out of vinegar and baking soda and yesterday was Playing With Sensory Tubs.  No need to do each one, just play as you like!

Happy Playing!

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