I am a recently 30 something educator, wife, and most importantly mommy who loves to learn and grow with everyone around me. I am OBSESSED with all things food (baking and cooking), technology (I teach 3 year olds – 5th graders computer classes), and am a HUGE sports fanatic (GO GATORS)! While I have had the privilege of being a step-mom to two beautiful girls (aka The Ladybugs), I recently became a new mama to the love of my life, 7 month old Ilan Daniel. Like all of you Wonder Mommies out there, my mission is to give my children and husband the best of me that I can, while laughing and loving them every step of the way!
Thank you so much to our head WM, Amy, for giving me the chance to guest blog! As a mommy of three I am always looking for ways to make a dollar go a long way. So today’s activity included a trip to one of my favorite stores, Home Depot, and lots of creativity, we made a sensory board!
First, I must give credit to the WONDERful world of Pinterest for sparking my curiosity as to how to make a sensory board; and second to my friend and fellow new mommy, Ariel, for posting a picture of her completed sensory board on facebook!
1. Shop for supplies! Try to find items with different textures and purposes; like link chains for grabbing and making noise and carpet samples (which are FREE), double sided sponges, nuts and bolts (for a DIY abacus), and textured tiles.
2. Pick out the type of board you want. I chose a “peg” board for easier attachment of the materials.
3. Lay out all your goodies on the board.
4. Start attaching! I used gorilla glue and tie wraps.
5. All finished! Time for Mr. Ilan to play.