Recipe courtesy of Jamie Randall
and The Wellness Jar!
“We live by admiration, hope and love.”
1 pint strawberries
1. Cut bananas into slices
2. Cut tops off strawberries and
then cut strawberries in half
3. Spread nutella on strawberry
half, place banana on top of
nutella, then spread strawberry top
with nutella and put together with a
toothpick (alternate version – use
fluff or no nutella or fluff for an
even simpler snack)
4. Eat immediately or place in
freezer for a frosty treat
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and turn your hand print into a masterpiece!
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Welcome to my little corner of the Sweet Charlottes newsletter!! As a parent, maybe
you've seen this trend where some teachers and parents are finding ways to help
engage children's senses through play. If you are new to sensory play, I hope to help
you find the courage to get started once you find how easy it can be. I'm here to share
ideas you can try. I am a mom and have two kids who like to have fun! My son is 7 and
has autism. He and my daughter, who is 5, both have sensory issues, so I know how
important sensory play is for them. But, all children can benefit and really, it is just a lot
of fun! Now to me, this winter has been a little weird. It got off to a late start, there have
been days with a lot of snow, and then sometimes it's gone as fast as it came. So this
month, I am dedicating "Sensational Sensory" to creating your own winter fun regardless of the weather.
1.Mix all ingredients in flat food storage
container with a lid about the size of a
casserole dish. The snow dough should
feel like a crumbly molding dough when
you are done, but you can play with
adding more or less oil to find a texture
that you like. Your kids can even help mix
So, what if the snow dough might be this together!
a little much for you and your kiddo
2. Put dough in the freezer for 3hrs or
right now? Fill that same container with
overnight. When it's cold enough, your
a bag of cotton balls and get your
kids can set up winter scenes with figures
ice-cream scoops out. You can add
to encourage pretend play. It's like
sparkly or just plain blue craft
playing in their own mini shivery sand
pom-poms to it. You certainly could
add any of your favorite figures to that box. (Kids should be supervised when
as well. Happy Sense-ploration!!
playing with snow dough.)
Flour - 8 cups
Vegetable oil - 1 cup
Fun additional ingredients:
Glitter (a tsp or 2 or more!)
4-5 drops essential peppermint oil
What a wonderful experience! I’ve heard so
much about Sweet Charlottes over the past
several months. I have 3 boys ages 2, 4 and 6 (2
with ASD, ADHD and SPD) so I always check
things out before taking all 3 places. I walked in
this morning unannounced and was greeted by
Molly and soon thereafter her intern Megan. I
explained why I was stopping by. I had my
youngest Jack with me and she welcomed him
to play while they showed me around and
explained what Sweet Charlottes is all about.
Megan was a beautiful young lady and
immediatedly took the time to play with my
1 inspire others sharing stories
little Jack while I spent time speaking with
Molly. I would feel totally secure and now -Craft/
1 to children and families as
excited about bringing my boys to play. Thank
1 through life. Now, monthly I
you to both of you for making me feel
will share something here. It may be happy, sad, funny,
welcomed and reassuring me that whatever
inspirational, all of the above, or something in between.
happens you will welcome my children at your
Stay tuned! We've got a lot to say! lol!
facility; what a feeling!
What was your favorite party
as a child? What kind of party
does you child hope to have?
We'll do it and the sky is the limit!!!
Pick your theme or let us help you to
create one. Check out the cake from last month's
"meatball party!" Mom Erin created this homemade
meatball cake (chocolate). It was definitely a party to
remember...so much fun!!
Partner Shout Out
We want to introduce our incredibe partners in our
Clarence community: Salon in the Tower! They are our
fabulous neighbors from across the street, who offer
quality service to their clients. Next time you need
excellent spa services, hair cuts, color or styling, or a
relaxing manicure or pedicure, book your appointment
with Salon in the Tower! Call or book online now; 716.
759.1200. And make sure you
like them on facebook to take
part in their give-aways, new
products & discount services!
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