Posted in All Kid Activities

Happy Birthday Caleb!

Our early morning surprise for the birthday boy.

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My dearest Caleb,

You are three today! Time flies so fast! It seems as if it was only yesterday when I first held you in my arms. At three years of age you are already extraordinary and amazing. You are all that is the best of me and your Dada.

I adore spending every waking moment with you. No job in the world is better and greater than being your mom and raising you. I have loved you since the day that I found out about you and I will continue to love you even if you don’t make me “be happy”.

As you continue to grow, I will do everything that I can to help you become the best person that you can be. May you continue to be happy, loving, kind, and fearless. Always shoot for the stars and relish all the beauty and goodness that life has to offer.

Love you forever and always,
Mom

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Posted in All Kid Activities, Home Investigations

Mad Science: Mixtures

Time for some experiments!

Here are the materials for the activity.
I used various kinds of glasses that I could find in the kitchen.
I filled some with water and the others with white vinegar. Then, I added a drop of food coloring to make it more appealing to Caleb.
I also put some baking soda in a plastic cup and let him spoon some into the glasses to see what would happen.

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His reaction to seeing bubbles.
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He quickly put spoonfuls of baking soda into the other glasses.
(Note: You might need to refill with vinegar to add more fizz.)
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Of course not all of the liquids produced bubbles. He asked me “why no bubbles?” and kept on adding baking soda to make them appear. I told him to smell the liquids to give him a clue.
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The ones with vinegar smelled bad and were easily identifiable. I asked him to sort the glasses by smell.
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I explained that the liquids that smelled bad made bubbles because they were filled with vinegar and those that didn’t only had water. I kept the explanation short and simple! He’s only two years old 🙂

I let him mix the liquids when he was done to see what color he could come up with.
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Caleb: It’s black. I made black.
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Caleb smelled his hands when he was finished.
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Hahahaha!
Time to wash hands!

Posted in All Kid Activities

Sensory Play: Ball and Scrub Painting

Here’s a novel way to paint.
It’s messy so that means it’s super fun!

Here are the materials that we used for this activity. Make sure to tape the paper to the container so it doesn’t get dislodged during the activity.

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I let Caleb practice with the ball before putting paint on it. Just to be sure that he wont drop it on the floor.

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Time to do some ball painting!
Caleb squirting some paint on the paper.

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Using the scrubber to paint. Got a small bag of these scrubbers at the supermarket.
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Things got messy really fast.

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Finished product.

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Had a great time cleaning up after the activity.

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