It’s shark week…Wahoo! Ever since we went to the aquarium and Riley saw the sharks he loves them, they are his favorite to see when we go. The only downside is that you have to do the rotating carousel and they are at the end…Which is 20 minutes later. I guess they save the best for last.
I have been really trying to soak in the last few weeks before Riley starts preschool and we are on a more rigid schedule. I can’t believe that it is already time to send him off to school ;( Time, please slow down! So that has meant doing activities while sissy takes her her morning nap. This has been perfect because it gives us one on one time which is hard to come by these days.
I usually prep his activities during nap time or the night before so they are ready to go but I have been including him in the prep because he is all about “helping” right now. It is defiantly more work and takes additional time but it is worth it for the learning experience.
We just got back from vacation so all of the activities have been last minute so that means they are quick and easy to pull together. I had grand plans to prep before leaving town but with packing that didn’t happen!
Here is what we have been up to for
Greek Yogurt Shark Attack Snack
I’m always on the lookout for a fun and healthy snacks and treats. This is the perfect snack, treat or breakfast…whatever you wanna call it, I know your kiddos will love it! Here is what you will need to make these fun yogurt parfaits:
- 3/4 cup Greek Yogurt or whatever yogurt your little one likes
- Honey to sweeten yogurt
- 2 drops of Blue Food Coloring
- 2 Graham Cracker squares crushed
- Shark Gummies
- Mix greek yogurt, honey and food coloring
- Crush graham crackers in sandwich bag
- Layer graham cracker, yogurt and top with shark gummies
Shark Sensory Ocean Bin
- Bin – They had this bin which is used for kitty litter but worked perfectly and was only $1!
- Colored rocks or sand
- Seashells (Ours are repurposed from a centerpiece)
- Glass accent circles
- Sharks (Bought ours on Amazon)
- A few digging tools
I usually set Riley up and help him but he’s becoming more independent and now he has been asking me to join in on the activities…so I’m doing my best to slow down for a minute and soak in these moments. He LOVED that I painted one too! Here is what you will need:
- Seashells – Any size, color or shape
- Paint brushes
- Glitter or anything else to decorate your shells
Everyone needs a shark hat, am I right?!? When we painted our seashells Riley wanted to paint more so he painted a white piece of paper which I use to create this shark hat. I found the outline for the hat here. It was so fun to see him wear it and go around the house pretending to be a shark. Isn’t it the best watching your little use their imagination?!? Here is what you will need to get you fin on:
- White Paper, cardstock preferably
- Paint brush
- Shark Outline
- Blue paper
- Stapler or glue
Ocean of Play-doh
Riley requests to do play-doh on the daily! I hesitate many days because it’s so messy but he absolutely loves it so I tend to give in on most days 😉 Although, I do have him sit in his hi-chair to minimize the play-doh pieces throughout the house. We did two different activities:
The first activity we did was molding and stamping with sharks…Easy peasy! All you need is:
The second is from one of my favorite creative Mamas, Crystal over at The Creative Copycat. She is so talented and always has the best FREE printables. This Play-doh mat was perfect! Hop on over to her site to get yours. Here is what you will need to create a play-doh ocean masterpiece:
- Play-doh tools
- Play-doh mats here
- Ziploc bags or you can laminate
I Hope you have a fun-filled shark-tastic week!
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