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January – Blueberry Brunch Bake

Miss Lauren’s Favorite Blueberry Brunch Bake– prepare this crowd-pleaser the night before, bake the morning of, and serve with warmed maple syrup!

Perfect Slime


How to Make Two Ingredient Metamucil Slime

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Metamucil (with Psyllium Fiber)
  • Water

That’s it!

Get the step by step recipe HERE!!

Constellation Sensory Bag


Gallon storage bags
Clear hair gel (16 oz)
Star-shaped confetti
Black poster board
Glow in the dark constellation cards

Cost: Less than $5
Prep Time: Less than 5 minutes
Clean-Up Time: None

To make your bag, empty the contents of the clear hair gel into the gallon storage bag.  Shake in the star confetti. Before sealing your bag, lay it flat and squeeze out as much air as possible. To make the stars really shine,  tape the bag down to a piece of black poster board, cut to the size of the gallon bag.


Thanks to Playground Park Bench for this activity!

Cloud Dough


• 1 cup baby oil or vegetable oil
• 8 cups flour



In a large bowl, stir together the vegetable oil and flour. then using a pastry cutter or potato masher, work the dough for several minutes until the ingredients are soft, silky and well-mixed.
Playing with your cloud dough:
Transfer your dough to a shallow storage container (a dollar store kitty litter bin works well), and add spoons, scoops, bowls, cookie cutters and plastic molds.
Your kids will have a blast stirring, mixing, scooping, pouring and molding their cloud dough.

Pumpkin Spice Play Dough

1 cup salt
2 cups flour
2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon cream of tartar
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil or canola oil
1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
Mix yellow and red food coloring to make orange
(Homemade Natural Food Dyes)

*To make this, you will just whisk all of the ingredients together In a pan & put it on the stove
*Cook it on medium heat for a few minutes
*It will start out runny, but quickly thickens
*When it thickens remove from the heat, but continue to stir it
*When semi-cool, take it out and place it on lightly floured surface and form into a ball (rolling it in a little flour will ensure the dough is not too sticky)
Store in a ziplock bag or covered container.

Cranberry Play Dough



Cranberry Sauce


This two-ingredient sensory play recipe couldn’t be simpler. I combined roughly 1/2 a can of cranberry sauce and 1.5 cups of cornstarch and mixed well with my hands. It’s not an exact recipe. I measured the first cup of cornstarch then eyed the rest until a dough formed. It’s pretty simple. If the dough is crumbly add more cranberry sauce. If it is too wet and sticky add more cornstarch

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