For this day's play challenge we were supposed to go on a hunt of sorts. I thought about hunting for a particular letter, number, color, or shape around the house (Baby Bear already recognizes a few of these), but that seemed too broad. I knew that if our hunt was house-wide, or even room-wide, that Baby Bear would lose focus and go off to play with something else he noticed along the way. So, I pulled out our sensory box, and we did a color hunt!
|Adding the yellow items to the box|
This idea is actually one that is on my list of things to make for Baby Bear's playroom, so I was very excited when I read about this play challenge! I love those tents that hang like a canopy from the ceiling, and I used a real camping tent in my classroom at my reading center when I was teaching. There's something about getting to read in a special place that makes books all the more fun.
Papa Bear and I actually already had some PVC pipes on hand because we planned on making Baby Bear a fort or tent of sorts anyway. Papa Bear was such a sport and ran out to the garage to cut a few pieces for us to use right away. We used three for the frame, attached them together with a couple of T-joints, and threw some blankets over two of the sides. We still plan on making an improved version of this, but it worked perfectly for this day's challenge.
|Touching the animals' soft fur in his animals book|
|Laughing at ourselves making elephant noises|