Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It's Playtime: Commotion in the Ocean

Summer may be coming to a close in San Diego, but for us locals, that just means less people at the beach.  I am looking forward to venturing back to the ocean sometime soon, but until then, I have these great ocean related projects from last weeks It's Playtime to keep my children busy.
Beansprouts Preschool Blog brought a bit of the sea inside with their Ocean Playdough Recipe.  I love the bright blue the icing coloring adds!   

Can't get to the ocean?  Why not bring the ocean to you with this terrific Ocean in a Bottle from Snails and Puppy Dog Tails.  It's easier then it looks and your little one will love watching the bubbles and waves they create from moving it around.

Sharks may be scary but this Shark Teeth Scissor Skills activity from daisysnu is not only cute, but a fantastic way to fine-tune those fine motor skills.

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 our blog post this week! i, too, have enjoyed the ocean themed activities posted last week!

  2. Excited to be back for another link-up! This week I'm linking up our raindy day activities! We made toddler-friendly rain sticks, umbrella cookies, and did some "rain drop art"! My little guy had so much fun he's going to start looking forward to rainy days. Looks like a lot of awesome ideas again this week, I can't wait to check them all out! My favorite blog hop. :) Thanks for hosting! Have a great day!

    Mandi at

  3. Obviously my comment should have said "RAINY" day activities, instead of "raindy" day. Time to pour myself another cup of coffee. Haha

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