Winter Lights Display

By: Kathy Trainor 

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Each holiday season thousands of families drive across Massachusetts for light displays and musical light displays. Sometimes neighborhoods get together to create those magnificent ideas or it might just be the kindness of just one family.

This holiday season my boys and I set out for five Mondays in a row to see lights from Bellingham to Braintree.   Most of these displays are done out of the kindness of their own heart. Others do ask for a small donation to help those in need during the holiday season.

We used our GPS and gassed up and brightened our holiday season one light display at a time.

As our travels when on their way we lerned a few rule for the musical light displays.

1. Dim your lights

2. Use your radio at a modest tone

3. Do not block driveways

4. Use caution when exiting and entering a musical light area as other are viewing or entering the area. 


MUSICAL LIGHT DISPLAYS

Oak Street Holbrook MA
Computerized light and music show with over 20,000 Lights    Shows play nightly from 6-9pm from Mon-Thurs, and from 6-11pm from Fri-Sun and the Radio Station is 102.1

Messina Woods Drive, Braintree , MA
This is a looping strew that can have some traffic. I suggest early in the week or mid week to avoid weekend traffic. There are 3 houses that are musical lights.  The lights will be on from 5:00pm to 10:00pm and the  radio station is 87.9

Loganberry DR Abington , MA

This boasts over 100 wooden figures that are hand made and painted. They also have over 1000 musical lights. Shows play nightly from 6pm to 10pm and you can turn to the radio station 98.1

Forest Street, Norwell, MA 

This is a musical light display.  Please note there is a stone wall in front of the house and it makes it very hard for little ones to see fully the lights at this home. Each show is about  25 mins  5-525, 6-625… You can use the 88.7 radio station at this home.

1 Lilah Lane Pembroke, MA

Collection of 5 houses with a musical light display. This is a looped street so traffic can get backed up. It is suggested to use a weeknight to have more time to enjoy these light displays.  Tune into 89.1 on your radio. Be sure to look for Santa in the window of the yellow house! The show runs from 5pm to 10pm nightly

The Crazy Tech Christmas  Lakeville, MA

This display is on Furlong Circle  . The almost 50,000 LED lights are programmed to Christmas music, and even Santa is up in the window checking his list! Show runs from 4:30pm to 10:00pm nightly  and you can listen to radio station 87.9 to . The owner of the light display respectfully ask that you use care and respect in the area of the homes as his neighbors fully support his work but want to keep doing this for years to come. When he spoke to me and my boys he was thankful for all he could do for families to enjoy a free holiday event.

Mann Street, Bellingham, MA

This house has 40,000 lights and two miles of extension cord to make their Christmas display a reality. Listen to the show on 101.7 FM  and runs from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m daily.

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Millis Wonderland, Millis Ma

It starts at 6pm and will be open every evening, weather permitting, through 10pm December 25th, Christmas Day.  The lines can get long this is a mid week activity . They ask for a small donation that goes to the salvation army . They have over 40 shed decorated and 40,000 lights. This is the last year for this giving event . After this year the light displays will be donated to a charity a Meehans will choose.

Edaville USA, Carver, MA 

One of the longest light displays running on the south shore admission is $20.00 per person over the age of 2 include 14 rides and a magical train ride. It is suggest midweek as weekend trains can have over a 2 hour wait.

La Salette Shrine, Attleboro, MA 

In the heart of Attleboro this shrine has nightly lights during the holiday season. Run by nuns and monks.  Nightly from 5pm to 11pm. Lines on the weekend can be over 2 hours long it is highly suggest you try to visit mid week.

Middleboro Festival of Lights , Middleboro MA 

KOA Boston Campgrounds    please check their website for price per car load. It can run $1.00 to $3.00 per car load. Days and times may vary .

The Wonder of Christmas Lights Brockton, MA

Come and walk through our winding Christmas park. View displays about christmas past and present.Every three minutes the lights will dance to the synchronized christmas music. The whole park comes alive with light!  1090 West Chestnut St Brockton. We did not have time to visit this location and our plan is to do this before the holiday season is over.  Like most light displays I would suggest mid week over a weekend based on traffic and keeping small ones happy .


Jordan’s Enchanted Village, Avon, MA 

The family at Jordan moved what was once into Boston and kept this display active for all to see within New England.  Admission is free. You can buy muffins, see the Polar Express, and a laser show for a low added cost ranging from $5-10 per person. There may be  height and health restrictions for the Polar Express 4d Experience so please read the website.

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Christmas Traditions

We asked the Signature Mom Bloggers to share their favorite Christmas traditions. Check out what they had to say and then tell us about your favorite holiday traditions! Do you leave special cookies for Santa on Christmas eve? Or do you have a favorite movie you watch with your family? We want to know! 

Tanya Pimenta:Tanya Pimental

We have a great holiday tradition that we share with our dearest friends. This is our sixth year of having a “Cookie Playdate.”  We all bring some fixings and spend the afternoon baking and decorating cookies.  The kids eat lots of frosting and cookies.  Even though the cookies are not so edible in the end, the warm feeling the day brings sets the tone for Christmas and the New Year.  As wild and crazy as it can be with so many little ones, it’s something I look forward to each year!

Sandy Churchill:

One of our family traditions is the German practice of filling bunten tellers for each other. The name means “colored plate,” named for the colorful fruits, nuts, and candies placed as a gift on each person’s special plate. We created our own designs–decoupaged with pictures onto glass plates, and we use them each Christmas Eve. We each choose one small treat for each person in the family from a local sweet shop and we surprise each other typically after Christmas Eve Mass. This is one of the traditions our three children most enjoy each Christmas and it commemorates some of our German heritage!

Kathy Trainor:

Every Christmas Eve, since my husband has to work all day, we make lots of baked goods to bring to the local Fire and Police department. My kids also make sure to have a stuffed animal to bring to the police and fire departments for a child who may be in need this holiday season.

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Janice Johnson-Plumer:

My tradition is to watch Charlie Brown Christmas every year. I remember how much I loved Charlie Brown growing up and how much I looked forward to watching the Christmas Special. I would sit with my mother and watch it every year.  These days I have my husband and son watch it with me, even though my son doesn’t get into it as much as I do.

My son, who is 12, still believes in Santa. I don’t place the gifts under the tree until the day of Christmas. The night before I shake bells to sound like Santa has come to our house while he sleeps.

This year, my husband and I will also take some time to just sit back and reflect on 2014 and what we need to do to move forward to 2015.

Jessica Aldred:

Jessica AldredHere’s a picture of my three elves! Our holiday traditions consist of: “Chippey,” our Elf on a Shelf, making gingerbread houses, and trimming the tree as a family.

Heather O’Neill:

One of my favorite traditions is when “Buddy the Elf” brings Christmas jammies to the boys on Christmas Eve. These special, magical jammies let Santa know that they are sleeping and that it’s safe for him to come into the house and leave gifts. It’s a great motivator for the boys to sleep on such an exciting night!

Martianne Stanger:

One of our favorite holiday traditions is Martianne Stanger3preparing our hearts for Christmas by making and acting upon our Advent chain.  Right before Advent begins (and sometimes just after during years when we are not as on the ball!), we cut purple and pink strips of paper.  Then, we brainstorm ideas for how we can serve and show love for others and write them on the strips.  We hang these up, and each day, take one strip down to act upon.

Martianne Stanger2Martianne Stanger1Even though the children already know what is written on the strips, since they come up with the ideas themselves, they get excited each day to see which act of service and love will be the suggestion of the day.  They also thrill to see the number of paper links on the chain — and therefore the days until Christmas — getting fewer and fewer.

 

 

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Tears of Autism : When a whole classroom knows it is YOUR kid

By: Kathy Trainor autism-awarenessMy son’s school did an event for Thanksgiving called the “Family Feast” where they invited all the students and their families to come to the school and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast.

The day started with the class greeting the parents in the school foyer. My son was next to the teacher on the walk up. When he saw that big crowd he promptly flopped on the floor against a wall and started crying.  Now at home we know how to prepare him for big crowds. The teacher suggested I walk him down to the classroom before everyone else so we could get settled.

I felt lost, sad, and isolated.  I knew the other 24 parents in the class saw my kid on the ground.  I got my son up and walked him to his classroom where a support staff person showed us a quieter place to sit. We sat and waited for 50-60 other adults and children to enter the room. I watched my son curl into a ball and the tears start to roll down his face.

I looked up to see parents walking by with looks on their face that seemed to say, “Oh great- he is THAT kid. He’s the CRIER! He’s the one who takes time away from my child.”

Once everyone was seated the teacher asked the students to gather at the front of the classroom. My heart sank because I KNEW he wouldn’t do it. He walked to his teacher in tears and wouldn’t even stand near the other children. He stood buried between the teachers with his back facing the class and parents. The students sang a lovely song about being thankful and I had to choke back tears as I watched my son struggle and observed the other parents looking at him cowering in the corner.

The lovely poem ended and the children were told to go back to their seats, but my son was so frozen in time he couldn’t even walk back to me. He couldn’t even weave his way past four people. I had to get up to get him and the teacher help guide him back…GREAT now everyone knows I’m Mom and my son is the one who took away from a lovely day with his classmates and families.

The meal service gets underway and I have to walk with my trembling, sobbing son to get food I know he won’t eat.  The turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy and corn bread are just not things on my son’s diet. I am lucky if he will drink the juice box at the end of the table.  I go through the motions as I get a plate and walk him with me.

We get back to the table and it is now time for a family picture. Wonderful- let’s add another thing to the list of things he struggles with.  My son still has puffy cheeks and eyes, but I gathered him on my lap and threw a smile on my face! Fake it until you make it right?

The day ended with a little boy in my son’s class approaching him and asking “How come you didn’t sing with us?”  The little boy’s dad was standing right there and he just looked away. I was crushed when I realized that my fear of my child being “different” wasn’t just in my head. I knew 24 peering eyes saw my son and knew that he was different. My son didn’t say anything. I just kneeled down to my son and the little boy and said, “Sometimes things are different.”  The boy’s father just gave my son and me a blank look. I took my son’s hand and waved to the little boy as we walked to the car.

I wanted to ask my son why, but I knew I couldn’t!  I knew he couldn’t, wouldn’t, or didn’t want to tell me why he didn’t sing today.  The reality of the situation is that it didn’t matter- we just had a day where Autism brought us tears, but not of joy. Someday…. right?

This quote stuck with me as I sat in the car trying to choke back tears again…

“Don’t look at my child with Autism and feel bad for us, look at this child with Autism and be happy for what we have overcome!”

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To Elf, Or Not To Elf…

By: Heather O’Neill

It’s the most wonderful time of the year ….

8504927792_16a54fded8_zI love the holiday season- I really do! I love hot chocolate, Christmas trees and decorating the house with festive lights. However there is one part of the holiday season that I really could do without. I do not love the “Elf on the Shelf.”

Honestly, the thing creeps me out. My mother-in-law (MIL) asked me via text one night if we had one for the boys. The conversation went went a little like this:

MIL: Do you have that Elf on the Shelf thing?

Me: No.

MIL: I was going to get one!

Me: Not for my house, I hope.

MIL: (silence) So you’re saying you wouldn’t want one?

Me: No, thank you.

I felt the need to call her and explain why I don’t like the disturbing little creature.

  1. The doll is creepy
  2. I just cannot take on moving it every day. Every single day. I have enough to worry about and thanks to Pinterest, it’s not like I can move it from one shelf to the next. It has to be an elaborate production. I just don’t have it in me to create something amazing for 25 days straight
  3. It’s $30! Really!?!?!

I think she was OK with my explanation.

I went on to explain that in addition to the advent boxes we do each year (small boxes with notes of activities we can do for the month – watch a Christmas movie, get a Christmas tree, donate some toys, etc.) I was thinking of incorporating the “Kindness Elves.” Small elves I had seen online that leave notes with acts of kindness that you can do in and around the community. I don’t think we will get a visit from these elves everyday, but maybe on the weekends. She agreed that we didn’t need the additional craziness that the Elf brings. Phew…

One fun tradition we have started, before the Elf on the Shelf was a household name, was “Buddy the Elf” who brings magic Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve to the boys. He hides the PJs and the boys will find them before we leave the house for the night for our family gathering. The boys put the PJs on and Santa will know if they are asleep in their beds on Christmas Eve and will only come if he knows they are sleeping. We’ve done this for the last few years and the boys love the visit from Buddy. We’re a one Elf family …. I don’t think there’s room for another Elf in our home right now.

The boys each have an Elf in their classes at school. The questions about when he will be visiting our home have started. I’m hoping we can get by without it for at least one more year.

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Mothering Across Cultures

By: Carolyn Coleman

2899074519_08a3497194_zSome mothers pick up her baby as soon as she hears a cry; some mothers turn and walk away. Both mothers love their children, but express their love in different ways.

In my years of working and always sharing day to day thoughts on how we raise our kids, I’ve learned that what works for some mothers doesn’t work for others. Across cultures the ultimate task of mothers is to make her child feel loved, valued, and accepted. I always say to people, do what works for you and your child.

I can remember when my son was only a few days old, I was breastfeeding him and someone told me to give him a bottle at night with cereal because it would help him to sleep through the night. I took this person’s advice and my son slept so soundly that I was afraid. When I shared what I did with his pediatrician, she quickly reminded me that what works for some parents doesn’t work for all parents.

My Mom passed away long before I gave birth to my son, so I am amazed at how I mimic so many of her mothering characteristics. I was very close to my Mom and always thought she was an amazing mother. Without even a thought I do so much of what she did as a mother. The mother that I am today is a copycat of the mother she was.

Maternal instinct is more universal across cultures and what compels us to protect and nurture our children. Something as basic as putting a child to bed, potty training, tooth fairy to the first day of school all differ across cultures.

In the end whatever your culture or tradition, we all want and desire the same of our kids, a happy healthy life.

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Raising Humble Children

By: Jessica Aldred

Giving_a_giftFor many families, it seems like the holiday season has become increasingly material focused- at least that’s the honest truth in our house. As Christmas approaches, our children become increasingly aware that the big man is watching and we’re all too guilty of using their naughty or nice status as a threat against their Christmas list fulfillment. As my husband sat at our kitchen table with ads spread out, contemplating his annual Black Friday game plan, I found myself thinking “this is the representation of the Christmas holiday that we are instilling in our children.” I was a bit taken aback. In our attempts to raise well-adjusted, empathetic and caring children, we had neglected to address the importance, or meaning, behind the holiday and all the non-material things that go with it.

As I silently brainstormed ways through which to teach our children the act of giving, helping and goodwill to all, I looked at them and wondered just how I could teach, or instill, these ideas in a way that their young minds could understand. I made a list of ways we could contribute to both our neighborhood and our children’s internal development. I hope you’ll find it helpful and share some of your own ideas for doing just the same.

  1. Find out what non-perishable items your local food pantry needs and make a donation. Explain why you’re bringing food, who it will go to, and why, all in an age appropriate way of course.
  2. Ask them what they’re thankful for and encourage them to share things of non-material nature. Likewise, when they ask what you’d like Santa to bring consider sharing some non-material answers like ‘healthy children’ or ‘a fun family day’.
  3. Sort through old toys and pick out some that they’ve either outgrown or lost interest in and donate them to children in need. In doing so you can not only help children in need but also make way for any new additions you may find under your own tree this December.
  4. Allow your children to do some of their own holiday shopping and embrace the giving end of the holidays. Our town offers a Holiday Shopping Workshop each year through which our oldest can go and pick out gifts for his VIP’s on his own. They’re usually fairly low cost and he loves shopping for them, wrapping them, and looks forward to seeing everyone open the gifts that he has picked out specifically for them.
  5. It doesn’t have to be a once a year activity. As you shift your clothes from season to season or your children outgrow their clothes, make bags to donate and let them be involved in taking them to your local drop off points and explaining what you’re up to.
  6. Take it day by day and look for little ways that you can help others and be a good example to your children each day. You don’t even have to talk about it. I find that my children take note and will often bring it up on their own later. Some recent examples include helping someone reach something on a high shelf at the grocery store, holding doors for others or offering to help a neighbor rake some leaves.
  7. Make holiday cards for our soldiers. This can be a fun activity to do with a group of children in lieu, or in addition to, an annual cookie decorating party. There are lots of great organizations that would love to receive your creations!
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Sensory Fun in the Snow

By: Martianne Stnager

The first flakes of the season have fallen in our area and no doubt feet of the white stuff are just around the corner. Thus, I thought I would re-share a piece I wrote in 2011 for a now defunct Sensory Processing Disorder Blogger Network site.

The activities included in the piece are written with “sensory kids” in mind, but, truly, can be enjoyed by any child.

But first:

  • If you aren’t sure what Sensory Processing Disorder (or SPD) is- MamaOT has an easy to understand commonly asked questions page that does a great job explaining it.
  • If you’re wondering why SPD is a topic I am passionate about? Read a bit about my family’s introduction to SPD in an earlier Signature Mom’s post.
  • Wishing you could “fix” your child’s sensory issues? See my thoughts on that in an earlier Signature Mom post.

And now onto the activities…

Even though we rarely don our literal shades during the cold northeastern United States winters we face, we still find ourselves looking through our SPD lenses all the time. This helps us ensure some frugal fun while feeding our son’s sensory diet. Indeed, whether we are rolling about in the snow in our own front yard, trekking through the nearby woods or freeing ice-bound creatures inside, we always do so with an eye for winter exploration and a good portion of sensory input!

Perhaps your children will enjoy some of our favorite Winter Sensory Fun Ideas:

In the Yard: Painted Snow Angels
(For Motor Planning and Coordination, Proprioceptive Input, Tactile Input and Visual Fun)

painted snow angels 2First, rinse out a spray bottle and add five to six generous drops of a favorite food coloring. Then, fill the rest of the way with water and bundle up in your snowsuits (or whatever layers of warmth and water-proof coverings your SPD child will agree to.)

After you’re all suited up, head out to the nearest patch of freshly fallen snow. Lie down on the ground and move your arms in and out from your body jumping-jack style to make a traditional snow angel. Then, step back and start spraying! Feel free to add a face, color the wings and spray on pants, shoes, a top and jewelry. Change the colors of these by spraying a second color over the first one. Then, if your kids are anything like mine, go ahead and decorate the entire yard! Shrubs laden with snow become all that more beautiful when a bit of color is added, don’t you think? And, the more of your yard you paint, the better work out those trigger-fingers get!

Looking through your SPD Lenses:

This activity feeds the tactile sense for three reasons:

  1. The change in temperature when you go from inside to outside.
  2. The feel of the cold and snow as you make snow angels.
  3. The pressure on your finger as you pull the trigger of the spray bottle.

Visual input comes from concentrating on the different patterns and colors the sprayed water makes in the snow and trying to paint specific parts of your angels helps with eye-hand coordination.

Of course, it takes motor planning and coordination, as well as gives some proprioceptive input, to actually get down in the snow to make the snow angels, too!

Extensions/Variations:

  1. Before heading outside, talk about primary colors and secondary colors. Make up one spray bottle in each of the primary colors and see what happens when you mix their spray while painting your angels.painted-snow-angels-1
  2. For children who do not like to lie in the snow, build snowmen or forts and spray them instead. You’ll still be encouraging lots of motor planning, coordination and proprioception even if no one lies in the snow!
  3. If children have a difficult time with the spray bottle – or just to add variation to the painting method – try using a cup and an eye dropper to paint finer details or a bucket and a turkey baster. The eye dropper works the pincer grasp, which helps with writing. The turkey baster can be manipulated with a whole-hand grasp for mitten wearers.
  4. Challenge kids who have mastered snow angels to try to use their bodies to make other shapes in the snow: an airplane, the St. Louis Arch, an elephant, a cell phone tower, a giraffe. This can be a great tie-in to geography for older children or zoology for younger ones.

In the Woods: Playing Wolf
(For Proprioceptive Input, Vestibular Input and Visual Fun)

Did you know wolves will often walk single file through the snow, stepping in one another’s footprints? It’s true. They do it to conserve energy since walking through deep snow can be quite tough.

wolf walks 1You and your children can follow suit for a fun game of follow-the-leader in woods or natural spaces near your home. Simply pick one adventurous child to be the lead wolf and have the rest follow, trying to step exactly in the leader’s tracks. Encourage the leader to take as straight a route as feasible, simply trotting over, squeezing between or otherwise maneuvering to get from start to finish in the most unswerving way possible. Why? Because, unlike dogs that often meander back and forth on a trail, wolves tend to travel in direct routes. And, by trying to go in a straight line, you are sure to get in more ups, downs, overs, unders and throughs, keeping the proprioceptive and vestibular input high.

Looking Through Your SPD Lenses:

Trying to match your strides to someone else’s is no easy task. Walking in another’s footsteps requires body awareness – following visual cues and sensing your own body in space.

Navigating over snow-covered rocks, between icy patches and wolf walks2under snow-laden branches puts you at constant variations of levels as you stoop and turn to maneuver through the trail. This, of course, adds proprioceptive and vestibular input.

Extensions/Variations:

  1. Want to add some extra auditory and visual input in? When you go by snow (not ice!) laden branches, whack them with a high five or a stick. Snow will fall down, sometimes sounding like an avalanche and at other times looking and sounding like a gentle cascade.
  2. To add some dramatic play and oral-motor input in (and to amuse fairytale loving children like mine!) have a few “pigs” run ahead to build some shelters out of twigs, rocks, pine needles or whatever else they can find in the woods. Then, have the wolves track them, huffing and puffing when they get to the shelters to blow them down. (Or, if your children are too young to be out of visual contact, as mine are, simply spot structures in the snow and imagine they are the pigs houses to huff and puff and try to blow down instead of having someone build actual shelters.)
  3. If you feel your wolf walk did not provide enough bending and stretching to different levels in the woods, consider making some additional creative tracks upon your return. Offer a variety of natural and man-made objects and have children make prints in the snow with them. Pine branches make attractive sweeping designs. Ice cube trays make sets of small squares. Potato mashers can create wavy curves or grids. A handful of tossed birdseed makes a fun scattered pattern. Let imaginations (and prints) run wild!
  4. Day two or three of the snow or no group of children to do wolf walks with? Before heading out, read the brief, but fun picture book Tracks in the Snow by Wong Herbert Yee. Then, just like the little girl did, follow your tracks from prior days. Use your imagination as you go to make up what might be around you – such as when the girl in the book spots boulders and wonders if they are hippopotamuses.

In the Kitchen: Ice Archeologists
(For Motor Coordination, Proprioceptive Input and Tactile Fun)

excavation.3Gather a variety of small objects from your home or outside: marbles, plastic figurines, sea shells, rocks, bits of twigs, etc. Place these in a large roasting pan and fill it with water. Leave it outside to freeze (or put it in your freezer if temps are not cool enough). Then, once it is frozen, cover your kitchen table with towels, lay the pan atop it and set out some safety glasses (sunglasses or swim goggles), a rubber mallet, a small wooden chisel or flathead screwdriver and other “excavation tools”. Let your child go to work trying to uncover the frozen treasures. If the ice is too cold or slippery for your child to handle, rubber gloves or winter ones can help!

Looking Through Your SPD Lenses:

If your children are wanna-be paleontologists like mine, you’ll be amazed at how many positions your children will get into as they try to uncover the objects, Each of these works their trunk, arm and even leg muscles, providing great proprioceptive input.

Not only will your children get tactile input from the ice and the variations of the texture of the things you freeze inside of it, but they will also use motor coordination to manipulate the excavation tools.

Extensions/Variations:

  1. excavation.1With multiple children, freeze small objects inside ice cubes instead. Let them race to be the first to unearth their object. Encourage them to get creative with how they try to melt the ice around their objects – using warm hands, blowing on it, etc. This will provide further tactile and oral-motor input.
  2. Offer salt in a small bowl along with the mallet and chisel. Encourage children to sprinkle the salt onto the ice to see what happens to the ice. The pincer grasp they use to do so will provide fine motor input and the discovery of what happens when the salt is added to the ice can lead to further chemistry explorations.
  3. To add a bit of art/color exploration, sprinkle the ice with rock salt and then, add a few drops of food coloring. The color will seep down into the cracks the salt makes, creating an interesting colored sculpture as well as a visual map of where it might be best to get the chisel into the ice in order to crack a good piece of ice away. This, of course, adds a bit more visual stimulation to the activity.
  4. Make it a lotto game. Take photos of the objects you freeze in the ice (or sketch them or write the names of them). Place these in a lotto-bingo style grid and have children try to match the physical objects they uncover with the lotto board. If you use objects that are similar in shape or color, this can really help with visual discrimination practice.

Whatever you do as winter progresses – outside or in – simply wear your SPD lenses and enjoy the season. Sensory fun and learning are all about.

I would love to hear about some of yours!

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