October 27, 2012

S is for Spiders {and a Giveaway}


Where have I been this month of October you are wondering?

Well, I have had two tummy bugs - really awful!

Both boys have had it too - more of the awful.

Not a great month in the healthy department, but we have all survived and are better. And now, speaking of bugs...

S is for Spiders... and Spooky and Scary and... Sensory box! 


When I saw these plastic glow-in-the dark spiders in the store, I knew a sensory box was to be made - a scary spider sensory box. I dyed some rice with red and blue food colouring, added the spiders and presented it to the boys in the dark - before bedtime - I know, it doesn't sound right? Well thankfully, they loved it. I think the only one who was "scared" was me - I actually jumped (and gave a squeamish yelp) when one of the spiders landed on my hand. Really. Big One's response to the sensory box was "It's brilliant" - to get that reaction from a ten year old is pretty cool I think.

A few days later I took the box out again - in daylight this time. I added some string (pretend web), snakes and the letter "s" from my alphabet set. It was great to see the boys enjoying the box again. I also added tweezers and a magnifying glass. We compared sizes; we counted; we took the string and made "s" shapes - all in all a great activity :). 





 
Oh yeah, would you like to win a fabulous 26 piece lowercase alphabet (like the one I used here)? This fantastic product is South African born and bred and made by Little People's Products.

If you would like to win, this is what you must do: Please head on over to their website and come back and tell me which product you really like. For a second entry, pop on on over to their Facebook page and "like" them and then come back here and tell me you did. And for a third entry, share this competition on your Facebook page if you have one. Please leave a separate comment for each entry and some contact details. The competition is open world wide and the closing date is Monday the 5th of November. Good luck!

15 comments:

Shells said...

Already had them open on my browser from yr FB post, great products. Love the 83 black letter set :-)

Shells said...

Liked them on FB x

Briana Richardson said...

I like the black magnetic letters. My daughters would love this!

Ursula Wilbraham said...

Hi there! I've "liked" Little People's Products on Facebook. Fantastic product!!!

Ursula Wilbraham said...

I love the 83 black magnetic letters! uwilbraham@iafrica.com

Shirley said...

You are SO clever..the sensory box would be fantastic in every school. Love the idea..thank you Georgia! As for the wonderful opportunity at a chance at your mom's product..thank you! I love the 83 White Magnetic Letters, Black Board and Stand. But every product is fabulous...what a super idea.

katherine marie said...

These is such a fantastic sensory experience for October... creepy and fun and a wee bit spooky! eeeeekkk spiders!! I would love to make one of these someday. :):) of course I'd like to make everything that you make. :):)

katherine marie said...

and FYI for those of you who are entering give-a-way--- the ABC set is wonderful! So much you can do with them. I have a set and they are just terrific! GOOD LUCK!

Robyn... Pen Pals and Picture Books said...

What a fantastic giveaway! Those sets are absolutely wonderful. I especially like the white letter set that comes with the black board! Thanks for the giveaway. :) Try as I might I couldn't find a way to little peoples products fb page. The links always led me to my own home page.

AutumnVine said...

The white magnetic letterset would work great on our black trays. Love the products

AutumnVine said...

Liked Little Peoples Products facebook page. Esther Lourens

Anonymous said...

Love the letters. The numbers and maths symbols are great. I can see it saving time with putting together maths examples and teaching mental maths initially.
Julaine

Gillian Coetzee said...

I have liked the FB page :-)

Gillian Coetzee said...

I really like the 83 black magnetic letters, just what I need to help my little boys learn to read :-) and useful too for when I finally qualify and get into the classroom!!

se7en said...

The black alphabet letters are our best!!! I can imagine lots of fun with those!!! Have a great week!!!

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