Rainy (snowy) day fun
Snow, rain, cold wind-there was no way we were going anywhere today. To help with developing arm strength and to provide good sensory input (important for all kids but especially one of ours), we’ve been encouraged to draw on an easel with chalk-messy but fun, to use crayons instead of markers because of how they feel when you write with them and to drive cars along a racetrack that hangs on our wall. Our OT made this and then we made another one so both boys would have one. It has proved super fun this week.
We also made spelt oatmeal cookies with no refined sugar, maple syrup and honey and molasses, that was sticky and fun too! I am sick of all our lunches so we tried a new lunch today and it went over far better than I expected. The idea came from the bottom of MckMama’s post today, we added/omitted as we saw fit. This was the final product (no pics sorry!):
Tuna Pasta Salad
Drain and rinse one can of cannelloni beans.
Drain one can of tuna.
Cook 1 cup of tiny pasta (elbow or mini shells). Drain, rinse with cold water.
Chop a few tablespoons of onion, red bell pepper, pickles and carrots.
Add a scoop of mayo and plain yogurt. Mix well.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Rylee took one bite and said “This is awesome”. I never hear that from her. Especially not at lunch. It was super yummy. I added extra pepper and kick to my serving. Kyler turned his nose up to it, no suprise there.
Our other indoor fun which also had good sensory input built into it was making puzzles. We took old photos, glued them onto cardboard, let them dry, then cut them into pieces to create little mini picture puzzles. It was great fun and Caleb worked extra hard to cut through the thick paper, it was hard work. Throughout the day we put the puzzles together several more times.