(Goblin is 28 months)
The weather is getting warmer and the flowers are starting to bloom. So this weekend Goblin and I played with plants.
I laid out some plants on a mat: some herbs, a bunch of flowers, some flower stems, a bowl, and a pestel and mortar. As I'd hoped Goblin used the pestel and mortar to pulverise the herbs. I got him to smell the mashed up herbs so he could see that they all had different scents. He is very funny when he tries purposefully to sniff, there is a lot of huffing and puffing involved.Montessori scent bottles with him but I think that might still be a bit beyond his reach, so this is a nice first step. He got very into smelling things and even sniffed the flower stems - but they didn't really have a scent.
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Love these activities! And the painted hands :-) Did the paint taste nice, lol!ReplyDelete
I love that. Must but B some small squeeze bottles for the paint. Too mean to give her free rein on the big bottles - she would use them all up, seriously.ReplyDelete
we do have some smaller bottles but I'm too lazy to keep them topped up and Goblin is too impatient to wait while I do it if he is in the mood to paint. But I buy the paints when ELC has sales on so i get them half price and stock up with every sale - I have a ton waiting to be used nowDelete
What a good idea to put the pestel and mortar with the herbs and flowers, and the painting looks a lot of fun! Would be lovely if you'd like to add this to our Spring Carnival too. :)ReplyDelete
Looks like great fun! So nice that we are beginning to see flowers and Spring!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!
What a great activity! The pictures of Goblin are priceless.ReplyDelete
What a great idea - I love the use of flowers and herbs - I find it so difficult to get the sense of smell into play with J and T.ReplyDelete
Thank you for linking to Tuesday Tots and we look forward to seeing you next week.
I loved seeing all the pictures here and your Goblin's actions in each shot. I love how you thought of getting him to draw scents out of the flowers, love this!ReplyDelete
sorry for really overusing love in my comment but I did think this activity was very cool. :)Delete
Thanks so much for sharing this with the Spring Carnival. :) I featured your post here: http://sunnydaytodaymama.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/all-year-round-week-eight-7-spring.htmlReplyDelete