Very much inspired by one of my favorite blogs, Play at Home Mom, I've been trying to come up with some fun activities for my 14 month old twins and also my nearly 4 year old son. Last week I let the girls get messy and have fun with yogurt painting! This was super easy to set up (plain yogurt mixed with food coloring) and the girls had a blast. YES, it will get messy but YES, they will have fun! :)
My girls took very different approaches and it was neat to see their different styles of exploration. Sophia, my smaller twin (Sophia and Lily have a 6 lb weight difference!) is usually a few months behind what her sister is doing physically (crawled later, pulled up later, isn't walking yet) but with this activity she dove right in and went to town with her paints! She made a big mess, flipped the cups, started smearing and eating the yogurt. She was very in to it.
Lily didn't know quite what to make of it at first! She looked at it quizzically and very daintily dipped her fingers into it and tried to figure it out. I love this picture, Lily is like "WHAT are you doing Sophia?!?". Haha!
Then Lily figured out she could eat it too.
And that was a game changer!
Sophia "made" purple.
And enjoyed eating it too.
Then it was definitely time for a bath. And who wants a regular bath, when you can have a GLOW bath! Make bath time fun by adding a little light - simply throw some glow sticks into the water or put a few inside some balloons and blow them up (or do both!). The kids LOVED this and got a huge kick out of it. Jackson ONLY wants glow baths now! haha Luckily the dollar store carries packs of glow sticks for a buck ;)
We had a great afternoon! I can't wait to share some of the other fun activities we've been up to - cloud dough, rice bins, outdoor play. I also need to share the pictures from our trip to the Space Center in Huntsville still. It's been a busy and fun summer so far with lots going on, we're in the midst of a big re-organizational overhaul and redoing Jackson's room into a Star Wars themed big boy bedroom and the dining room into a play room with sewing/office area. I can't wait to share more on those projects soon too!