Monday, December 24, 2012

A Christmas Eve activity for excited kiddos!

If your kiddos are anything like mine, they are super wound up and crazy very excited on Christmas Eve. So much to look forward to, and so hard to wait!
To help your littles deal with the anticipation, it's a good idea to have a few fun activities lined up. Enter the Peppermint Whipped Cream Painting.
If you don't mind a little mess (we don't!) then this is a great sensory activity to do with your children.
I took some of the "whipped topping" that we had still in the freezer from Thanksgiving, added a few drops of peppermint extract to it, and then colored it red and green. The kids had a blast! Their sense of smell is stimulated with the peppermint, their hands are covered in creamy, smooth "paint", and their visual senses are taking in the lovely artwork. And technically, the sense of taste could be stimulated as well with this fun project! Our artwork even continued to smell after it dried.
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