IMG_5271We went all out PINK this week in honor of breast cancer awareness. Of course, all the boxes in the sensory group were pink. The fine motor groups made pink projects and the language group made some yummy strawberry milkshakes—-YUM!!!






IMG_5509IMG_5672This first box was filled with a whole variety of pink items. There were some fun textures like the paper shred, shaker pom poms, a fluffy ball, and a bath scrubber. There was a fun light up baton and a noisy hand clapper. Also fun to discover were cute plush bear, a plastic flamingo, and a couple of plastic discs to match.

IMG_5449Science access points addressed include recognize sources of light and recognize that pushing and pulling an object makes it move.



IMG_5420IMG_5656There were 4 letter “P”s to find in the pink rice and the word “pink” to find at the bottom of the box. As usual, our students had a lot of fun running their fingers around the grains. A rice box is always a favorite activity!

The science access point match objects by an observable property, such as size, shape and color is addressed here.




IMG_5715The students had fun squeezing and molding the pink Floam. It has a different texture and is kind of visually interesting—-all those tiny little balls!

Recognize changes in observable properties of materials is a science access point.







IMG_5667IMG_5230We thought this pink sand was pretty fabulous! It had a really soft fine feel and a small sifter added to the fun.

Track a falling object is a science access point.








IMG_5648IMG_5424This box had soft, fluffy yarn and hard, shiny beads to compare and contrast. Both items were a hit with the students!

Match objects with similar observable properties, such as size, shape, color, or texture is a science access point.






IMG_5660The pink oobleck looked absolutely fabulous and SO touchable! The students really enjoyed exploring the way it moved and swirled around their fingers.

The science access point recognize that pushing and pulling an object makes it move is addressed here.








IMG_5664IMG_5431Our water play was extra special this week with the addition of this super fun starfish bath toy we found at Walmart! A button on the starfish activated a fountain and a flashing light—–WAY COOL!!!!! Needless to say, the students were fascinated 🙂

IMG_5474                                      Track objects moving up and down is a science access point.

IMG_5536IMG_5730Sweet pea scented lotion by Bath and BodyWorks was the perfect pink lotion to finish our group. The lotion had a nice light scent that all our students liked.

Recognize and respond to one type of sensory stimuli is a science access point.








On Tuesday our students made pink flamingos using the template found here: flamingo template

IMG_5273We started by asking the students to identify the color pink using communication symbols.

Identify objects by one observable property, such as color, is a science access point.







IMG_5313IMG_5294The students used paint brushes to apply a VIVID shade of pink 🙂

Apply a push to move an object is a science access point.







IMG_5319The flamingos were then glued down onto the background paper. Pincer grasps were practiced while gluing down feather wings and googlie eyes!

The math access point recognize a movement that reflects a spatial relationship, such as up and down can be addressed here.







IMG_5286IMG_5300Ta DA—–

IMG_5326                                                             what a fabulous flock of flamingos!!!!




On Thursday we used some really cool sticky back fur (thanks Ms. Kim) to make bracelets!

IMG_5560We started by asking the students to show us the color pink using communication symbols.

Again, this addresses the science access point identify objects by one observable property.






IMG_5590We used our adaptive tabletop scissors to trim a toilet paper roll. We counted aloud the number of cuts it took each student to make it from one side to the other. It took as few as 7 and as many as 15 cuts!

The math access point solve problems involving small quantities of objects or actions using language, such as enough, too much, or more can be addressed here.





IMG_5570 (1)Then we applied a strip of the peel and stick fur around the roll. The students needed a little help with this but they  did a great job and it went a lot smoother than we anticipated. It helped to remind them to go SLOWLY. Bilateral coordination and pincer grasp skills were really practiced with this part of our project!

Recognize an action as fast or slow is a science access point.





IMG_5576IMG_5604Ta Da—–a pink furry bracelet is the ultimate fashion accessory 🙂









We decided to make something pink and yummy during the language group this week.  We made strawberry milkshakes using this recipe: Let’s Make a Strawberry Milkshake

IMG_5733IMG_5737Our students took turns helping add each ingredient to the blender.  We started with the icecream and talked about how many cups we needed (2).

Associate quantities with number names is a math access point.





IMG_5740IMG_5750Then we got the strawberries out.  We discussed if they were a FRUIT or a vegetable.

When we added milk to the blender, we talked about how it was COLD.  Our students each took a turn touching the milk bottle to see if it was cold or hot.

Recognize common objects or materials as warm or cold is a science access point.




IMG_5769IMG_5761As always, the most fun part was when our students got to activate the blender.  Again, each of our students took a turn activating a switch which turned on the blender.  We had to LOOK to see if it was smooth.

IMG_5782Finally, we counted out cups for each of our friends and poured the milkshakes, talking about what color they were–PINK!

YUM—–perhaps tasting actually is the most fun part 🙂



IMG_5702We absolutely loved all our pink activities this week! Join us again next week for more fun and learning——Group by Group!

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