Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Fun with Keys
Anyone who's ever had a small child knows how much they get a kick out of keys. My first child loved my keys so much as a baby, I got a bunch of blank ones that she had as "hers" - so they wouldn't be all dirty when she put them in her mouth. But even older kids love playing with them! They make a GREAT sensory play activity - kids enjoy feeling the different shapes, making them clank together to make noise, and sorting them.
We also had fun putting paint on the keys, then pressing them onto paper to make cool key-shaped impressions on the paper. It made a cool final product.
If you don't happen to have a bag full of old keys laying around your house - stop off at a hardware store. Most of them keep the ones that got cut incorrectly and will give them to you for free. While you're at the hardware store - get some free paint chips for Gift Tags and Bookmarks.
Posted by Shannon at 3:39 PM