Skip to main content

Coco Village's Huge VIP Black Friday Sale

Coco Village's Huge VIP Black Friday Sale * This post contains affiliate links to some of the products that I use and love. This means that if you shop directly through the links, your purchase supports my blog at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support!   Are you looking for a quality holiday toy for a little one? Checkout Coco Village . Here is their Instagram page. They have something for babies all the way to adults. We discovered Coco Village about 2 years ago when I was searching for a birthday present for my daughter’s first birthday. I saw a post for a Coco Village kitchen bundle and I bought it. I’m so glad I did, because my daughter has loved playing with it. To date it is her favorite toy to play with and I love how it inspires her imagination.                    Coco Village gifted us these fire station toys. I love that these items are high quality, so I know that they will last for the years to come. They are high quality wooden toys. These toys ar

Jello Dig

Jello Dig

Sensory Activity


I have recently been looking for new ways to entertain my little one. I feel like she has been playing with the same toys for over 5 months. She seems to feel it too. I do try to rotate her toys so she has a variety to play with. But, I decided it was time to go on Pinterest to search for a few activities I could complete with Maci. I searched for activities that had little prep and possibly things that I already had at home. Each week I would like to complete a new activity. Not only is this fun for Maci, but for me too!

Our first activity we tried was the Jello Dig. This is a great sensory activity for children 6 months to 5 years old. Here are some of the supplies you will need: throwaway aluminum tin (purchased ours from the dollar store), package of gelatin, a few of your child's favorite plastic toys (I used Maci's pacifier, four different shapes from her shape sorter, one of her spoons, and teething carrot), apron/bib, digging utensils (I gave Maci a spoon, but she mainly used her hands), plastic table cloth to put on the floor for easy cleanup or a high chair, and a wet rag to wipe those sticky hands off. 


The day/night before you want to try the activity gather the toys you are going to use. Place them in the Jello dish you are going to use and pour the prepared Jello mixture over them. Place the prepared dish in the refrigerator until it is time to complete the activity. It will usually take 6 hours for the Jello to become firm. 

When you are ready to complete the activity lay the plastic table cloth down or whatever you are going to use. Then set the prepared container of Jello out with the digging utensils. After you have everything ready get your child ready for the dig and if your child is older explain to them what they are going to be digging for. Example; I want you to look for different shapes and when you find the shapes I want you to sort them. Talk to your child as they are exploring the Jello. Ask them questions as they work.

At first Maci seemed a little unsure, but as soon as she realized she could eat the Jello her face lit up. She has been teething and I think the cool Jello felt good on her sore gums. As she was exploring I would ask her how the Jello felt. Was it squishy? Did it feel cold and slippery? Could she find her orange carrot? I feel like this activity was a win. Maci enjoyed the activity and it wasn’t too bad of a cleanup.

                         


For an older child you could put different items in the Jello for them to sort as they find them. They could work on shapes, colors, letters, letter sounds, numbers, sorting, etc. The possibilities are endless. 

If you try the activity out I’d love to hear how it went. Or if you need some more ideas on how to complete the activity let me know and I'd be happy to help. 

Happy digging!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

LikeToKnowIt.

Exciting news!  I have been working extremely hard on growing my Instagram . My account went from having around 200 followers, to now almost 2,000 followers! I enjoy sharing my life, motherhood journey, and all of the deals I find. I love being apart of a bigger community.  Now for some more exciting news. After applying a few times, I am now apart of the LikeToKnowIt. Family. With this platform I am able to create images that you can shop through. So far I have made four posts, but I can't wait to create some more.  This has been an exciting journey that I hope will continue. I have made so many new connections and friends through this process. I am still learning, so bear with me.  If you have anything in particular that you are looking for, I will keep my eye out for sales on that item. Just let me know! Thank you for joining me in this journey, Marrisa  This content requires JavaScript to be enabled, and the site or browser may be disabling it. Try reactivating it to view thi

Spider Web Tape Resist Art

Spider Web Tape Resist Art * This post contains affiliate links to some of the products that I use and love. This means that if you shop directly through the links, your purchase supports my blog at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support!   I have been seeing a lot of tape resist art on Pinterest and wanted to try it out with my little. Art projects that allow us to re-use items and use items that we already have at home is a huge win in my books! What is Tape Resist Art? Tape Resist art is a fun and easy art process for kids of all ages. It's done using blue painters tape, which is easy to peel up. Let's get creative today! Materials This activity is so simple and uses a lot of items that you probably have laying around your house. The great part about this activity is that the setup and cleanup is so simple and it is a lot of fun! Here are some items that you will need: Cardboard or card-stock paper Washable paint of your choice Container to hold paint, we use