When I sit down to make up our families menu for the week I always try to find a way for my kids to help me make the meal. There are many ways that you can be in the kids kitchen. It can be scary letting your kids help you cook and it can be time-consuming. Many times it makes a bigger mess and more often than not it takes twice as long to carry out the task. I am finding the more that I get my kids involved the better they are at eating the food that comes out of my kitchen. One of our families traditions is making pizza on Saturday night. Having your kids help you with the pizza making process is one of the most simple and easiest ways to get them into the kitchen.
As a mom of two kids one of the struggles that I have is getting them to eat a balanced diet. One of my favorite meals growing up was haystacks. I am sure most of the universe knows them as taco salads but for this I am going to keep with what I know and call them haystacks. I am finding that many times, if my kids don’t want to eat what I fix it is because they feel like they don’t have any control. Having haystacks for a meal gives them a ton of choices and the ability to make the meal they want too!
Well, it seems that I am on a roll of doing a new sensory bin every week! This week it will seem odd at first but I promise to have a point to it! My goal again with this bin was to make it as cheap as I possibly could. I had to buy the filler for this but I found it at the $1 store.
While I was planning our study of the letter C, for school, I started to think about what I could do for sensory bin. I came up with with Construction site bin. Now, I am sure if you search pinterest for sensory bins you can find some for construction sites but this is the one I came up with that cost me nothing. I already had everything I needed here in my house!
Sensory bins seem to be all the rage lately. You see them all over pinterest and hear moms talking about them at the park. I have seen really impressive and elaborate ones and then there are simple ones like the one I made for my kids last night. It is a simple one with ABC’s to fit the lessons we have coming up this week in school.