Thursday, July 28, 2011

It's Playtime: Fabulous Favorites #2

Once again, I'm proud to host our readers' favorite posts from last weeks It's Playtime.  This includes the blogs which were viewed or "liked" the most on the linky.    

Play Create Explore topped our views last week with these lovely, rainbow, Playdough Filled Balloons. Fun for the kids and good stress relief for mom.  I love the rainbow colors!

Our own co-hostess, Quirky momma, was popular this week with her Hairy Hotdogs!  This yummy meal combines two child favorites: pasta and hotdogs!  What's not to love???  A great meal for when mommy and daddy need a night out and the 16 year old babysitter is cooking.  

Another top viewed post is this Salt Painting from Lightning Bug Literacy.  The colored rock salt reminds my of little gems; like something you would see in pirate treasure.  A great sensory/art project for little hands!

Seems many of you clicked over to Praises of a Wife and Mommy to learn how to make your own Puffy Paint.  This is a great recipe because I guarantee that most of you have these items laying around the house!   I usually find the best art supplies are those you don't have to buy.  

Those of us who have been working with kids along time have made sensory bottles at one time or another.  Well Come Together Kids stepped up the oil and water bottle idea by adding Alka Seltzer tablets, creating a DIY Lava Lamp.  

So now your done with those Playdough Filled Balloons, right?  Wrong!  Share & Remember showed us how to reuse sensory balloons to create beautiful Sensory Balloon Paintings.  Easy to hold, fun to squish, and perfect for creating unique process art!  

And just when we thought cardboard boxes couldn't be any more fun, An Amazing Child gave us one more thing to do with them...A Messy Painting Box! A contained space for art exploration; what a wonderful idea!  Now where can I get a new box?????

If you were featured this week, don't forget to grab your special "featured button."

Now, on to this weeks play date! 
It's Playtime is a community and Thursday link-up hosted by:

* Rachele : Messy Kids (That's me!)
* Anna : The Imagination Tree
* Rachel : Quirky Momma
* Jamie : hands on : as we grow
* Jenny : Let the Children Play

How to Play :
* Link up a post about a playful learning experience enjoyed by kids.
* Give us love and pop a button into your post/blog. Invite your readers to the weekly play date!

* Stop by one of our blogs every Thursday and add your link about play. Your link will show up on each of the blogs in the It's Playtime community.
* Each week the playtime hosts will choose favorite posts to feature. (By linking you are giving us permission to use an image and link to you, if featured.)
* Be sure to visit some of the links that catch your eye. Commenting on posts that you find interesting or inspiring is a wonderful way to develop your own playful community.


  1. Thanks for featuring my activity! Love to share & check out everyone's activities each week. :)

  2. Thanks for the feature! :) I love having fun things to do with my daughter... so excited for my son to join the fun when he is bigger. :)

    New follower to you! :)



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