Swimming for Letters

I played with foam letters with the kids in school where we rolled the dice and then fed the letters to the Munchy Ball, and now that it is summer, we took the game to the pool so that we could swim for the letters. The fun foam letters float, so it makes it easy to swim for them. We threw the color dice (it worked better on the deck than in the pool) and then swam to get that {Read More}

Munchy Ball’s Adventures in Flight

Our Munchy Ball has been going on many adventures, and he is such a great toy to do so much different pretend play with.  Recently, Munchy Ball wanted to go flying, which sounded like a great adventure and we just had to figure out how to make it happen for him. We rigged up a parachute for him using a plastic grocery bag and pipe cleaners.  We attached the pipe cleaners to the handles of the grocery bag and then {Read More}

More Kinetic Sand Fun

I posted about Kinetic Sand last year after I saw it at the AOTA conference and fell in love with how fun it was (you can read that post here).  I did not have any of my own at that time, and it was not available in many stores yet.  Since then, I now have some Kinetic sand of my own, and you can find it in many many stores.  I find it so nice and relaxing to run my {Read More}

Messy Play and Fine Motor with Munchy Ball

Now that I have the new vinyl Munchy Balls, I was eager to use them in messy play.  I started simple with water beads, which are the perfect size to feed to the Munchy Ball.  It was fun to fill the ball up all the way and then have the ball spit out all of the beads.  We fed the water beads one at a time, and we had the Munchy Ball gulp up the beads by the mouthful.  The {Read More}

New Vinyl Munchy Ball for Fine Motor

I am excited that the vinyl Munchy Balls are in the shop and they have great resistance to work on fine motor skills and hand strengthening.  The great thing about them being vinyl balls is that they are washable, which is important when working in a clinic setting. When I got the first Munchy Balls that are made out of tennis balls, the question was put out there whether they were latex free.  The tennis balls are made of rubber, {Read More}