We used Little Blue Truck with our blue theme, but of course it’s stuck around much longer, i.e. we’ve read it 100 times. After so many readings, I had the epiphany that I could change it up a bit. We had everything we needed on hand to turn this into a fun, interactive read along.
I set it up during naptime, and let’s just say excited didn’t begin to describe Wee One when he woke up.
I used coffee grounds for the “mud”, and added all of our Schleich animals from the play barn. Except the toad. The only frog/toad I had was an Ikea finger puppet. Whatever works.
This was his favorite. In fact, after this box, I put the book away for awhile, which Matty found this week. He
demanded asked for the toad before we could finish the story.
This was a great way to pass some time during a rainy afternoon (in which we apparently stayed in pajamas for). And the coffee grounds made my entire house smell wonderful. Note to Self: Put out fun sensory box before guests come over; look like super-mom and have a fresh smelling house. 🙂