Friday, November 16, 2012

DIY Balance Beam

Here is an easy activity anybody can do. There isn't any skills required to put this together. I had all the materials at home. The cinder blocks are part of the mud kitchen my husband is making for my children and the wood was just there. I didn't attach it. It seemed to work just fine this way. 

They walked on it...

If you like to attach it then you'll need a drill and make holes on each side of the center divider of the cinder block
where the two squares meet. Then use a rope or wire to tight it.  But it seems to work just fine for us. Make sure you stay close by just for in case they fall or secure the beams to the cinder blocks.

They sat on it...

Umi wrote on it..

Even my husband walked through is strong enough!

Mika, our chihuahua, cracked up!

You can use it to jump over... jump on it!

I hope you like this idea. If you did PLEASE let me know! There are so many views to this blog but no one leaves comment...I am starting to think that I am writing posts just for myself. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Dirt Pit Fun!

This is our dirt pit. It is simply a used sand box I bought for 25 dollars and a bag
of top soil.

I added the dollar tree store rings I had and covered them up with the soil without them seeing.
Then I told them that the dirt pit is ready to be used. They played for a while...

Then we added water for extended fun!

The top soil smells a little bit...But it does go away with a shower. Our home was built before 1978 so there is lead in the house and in the dirt. I had it tested. If lead is not a concern in your house you can just get the dirt from your back yard.

My children played with it for long time. The weather here in LA is still great! We went to the beach today and went into the ocean. I just checked the temperature and today it was 91!!!! 

Nov. 5 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Gratitude Tree 2012 Version/ El Arbol de la Gratitud Version 2012

So this year I decided to make a different gratitude tree. We used the packing paper that came with something we bought and instead of leaves like our 2011 version of the gratitude tree we traced Umi's hands. Little Princess will get to be part of this activity. She is not talking much yet so Umi will use her hand leaves!
 Umi tells me what he is thankful for and every day now until Thanksgiving we will write it on the leaf.

Did you make a gratitude tree that you'd like to share?

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Nov. 2nd 2012