Easter, Holidays, Printables, Routine, Uncategorized

Easter preperation

CA909184-CEA8-480B-94D6-7D0173553954Easter is one of my favoritie holidays of the year, for  so many reasons, but mainly because it represent hope. This year has been a year of hope for my family and I with new drs, new hospitals and renewed hope that things may get better.

While I have been on bedrest and struggling this blog has been on standbye ready for when I was able. Well I’ve decided now is the time and if I dont start now, then it may never actually happen.

I have been teaching myself new crafts as well as how to create printables over the last few months, so would like to share with you today a simple daily planner to use in the lead up to Easter .

For me Easter is usually a busy time. I go overboard usually at all holidsys, and we love to decorate the house (often it its sad and tragic but if the kids and i have fun who cares!) we do craft , printables, play games, cooking and baking and i try to make special memories.

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Easter 2018

Being a mum I use to out so much pressure on myself to make it perfect and of course it failed. I soon realised perfection comes in different shapes and sizes and with my wonderful kids it may not be in the form of big parties and immaculate houses, perfect looking decorations or cakes, but that perfection comes in spending time together, doing something fun and making memories that actually mean something.

I  have so many ideas planned for Easter as last year was so hard, but I have to stop, and make a new reality with what I am able to do. I may not get to set up our hunt, but i can plan it, I cant get to the shops to buy perfect decorations, or ideas, but i can make some, print some and buy the eggs online, I cant always bake, but we sit at the table and decorate, with our carer sometimes doing one part so i can do the next. Its different but doesnt mean its bad. All i know is that when we do things together as a family it will be perfect.

I need all the help i can get remembering what i have to do each day, and now with easter olanning as well, I have to write everything down. I made this cute daily planner in time for Easter, and hope you can use it to in planning to create memories with your family.

 

 

Autism, family

Joining the slime craze!

So I’ve been meaning to share this post for 6 months! Maybe longer and thought I had when I realised it’s been sitting here the whole time not sent… so without further ado. How we made slime…..

We decided to make slime. I use to do this years ago and it is so much easier than I thought and most important all the kids had fun.

Ingredients!

  • Clear glue (we had “slime glue” but really it’s just plain clear glue)
  • Borax powder (fund in the laundry aisle at the shops)
  • Glitter
  • Water
  • Tubs/ bowls/ spoons to mix in
  • Zip lock bags or resealable containers to store it in.

How!

First I poured out equal amounts of glue into posts. The kids then chose their glitter and mixed it in.

Pour 1 cup warm water into container and add 1-2tsp of borax powder- mix well.

If doing different slime types now is the time to do your extras- we added hand cream for one and shaving cream for another. Mix well.

Add 1 tsp at a time of borax water to the glue mixture and stir. The more you add the harder the slime.

The kids loved this part watching the texture change. Once stirred pick it up and play!

Slime can be an amazing sensory tool for kids Autistic or not. Give them slime and something changes- they feel it, they mould it within their fingers and you can see tension immediately start to melt. Even months after we made this if things were getting intense I would just bring out the packets . I would start playing with it myself and they would immediately be wanting to have a turn, or else after a long progressive meltdown it’s a great way to unwind and settle.

As you can see there are so many ways to play with slime and so many more . Kids will figure it out, mix their own and want to try different concoctions- let them have failures it’s a science lesson in what works and what doesn’t then repeat again and see what does- why does the slime with hand cream feel softer than the slime with shaving cream? You can skip these questions in as well and then your even teaching something! Lol!

I hope you enjoyed my post. I have more to come