Dorothy Ella swept away to a magical land, a Wizard of Oz sensory bin was inevitable. I scoured the house and collected stuff I could find and included:
- rainbow colored rice
- farmhouse puzzle pieces
- finger puppets
- yellow felt for the road
- basket and dog stuffed animal
- lion cookie cutter, tiger puzzle piece, bear stuffed animal
- straw (raffia) for the scarecrow
- heart (Dag's latest tag)
- badge of courage for the lion
- OZ magnetic letters
- hanging monkeys
- suckers for the lollipop kids
When she woke up from her nap, the addition of more findings led to a bigger bin.
- Glenda the Good Witch crown and wand
- Kansas puzzle piece,
- Dorothy's gingham bows, etc.
|Playing multiple roles: Lollipop kid and Glenda|
She drills in the morning...in the evening...all over this land. Thanks Nanny and Pops for the real, hand crank drill http://www.forsmallhands.com/hand-drill and safety glasses . You can't see her right hand in this picture, but she's cranking her drill to make a hole in the wooden disk; she's "making necklaces for her friends." Daddy is helping keep the drill bit from slipping.Her finished necklace (I only helped with the cord, clasp and a final spray of fairy glitter;).
Her magic flower wand using a dowel, flower, bells, and ribbon. I can't remember what she turned our neighbor's dog into, but I think it was a frog.
Story Starters...these worked great as sources of inspiration during dinner. Since we already had paint out for her necklaces, I painted some additional wooden disks, while she napped, and used Mod Podge to secure stickers, etc.
Wings (made from her baby clothes) to help her "jump higher."
Imagination in flight..