Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Beach Practice

We had a little bit of a rainy morning, so I thought it would be a good time to start thinking about our beach trip next week and get a little practice in with something sandy.  I had found this site for rainy day activities for babies and one of the suggestions was to use cornmeal in a pan as a sort of "sandbox."  Cupboards torn apart, I realized that we were out of cornmeal, but we were not out of polenta.  Same thing, and what good Italian hasn't played in a pan full of uncooked polenta?  Hah.  Anyways, it was a lot of fun, and Little Peanut seemed to really enjoy the feeling of the "sand" in her fingers, toes, etc.  She didn't eat any of it either, but her favorite thing to do with it was to take handfuls out and put it behind her, off of the towel, onto the kitchen floor.  Well, why did God invent vacuums? 

Here's a little clip of our polenta princess:

 Like any good bambina, she dug in with both hands.  Can't wait to visit the "big sandbox" next week!


J. Trigiani said...

At least the polenta doesn't get in all of the rolls like sand does!! Don't forget your blanket!

mrsz57 said...

If you build a castle out of polenta, is that a polenta castle?? Sounds like it could be a children's book! Fun, fun...