Messy Sensory Play Ideas

Fun and Messy ways for kids to play!

Snow Dough Super Simple Recipe

Snow Dough

Sometimes it is too cold to go play in the snow or maybe it doesn’t snow where you live or hasn’t started snowing yet. Try this snow dough instead. Snow dough is a variation of cloud dough which is super soft and pliable sensory dough that is great for sensory bins. Snow dough is great […]

Winter is for Snow Book & Snow Dough Activity

Snow Dough

  Last year we received the children’s book Winter is for Snow by Robert Neubecker as a gift and we absolutely love it. This book is about two siblings, a girl and a boy. The boy loves winter and loves the snow and the girl does not and has a really bad attitude about going […]

Sensory Science for Kids- Corn Starch Color Experiments

Science Experiment for Kids

We love doing science experiments. The nice thing about science experiments for kids is they can be done using literally 1-2 ingredients that you currently have in your pantry. This activity was so easy to put together and she was absolutely in love! Corn Starch Science Experiment For this activity you’ll need: Corn Starch (around 1 1/2 […]

Easy Baby and Toddler Activity- Water Play

Baby Activities- Water Play

This water sensory activity is special to me because it is the first activity I did with my first daughter when she was 9 months old. This was before I had a blog or really knew anything about learning through play. This activity is so simple and yet so fun and stimulating for kids and […]

{Halloween Activity} Witch’s Sensory Brew

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Double, Double Toil and trouble. This is a fun spaghetti sensory bin tailored for Halloween.  Dye the pasta a creepy green and purple color and add some creepy crawlies and you have a perfect spooky Halloween sensory bin! We decided to make this a witch’s sensory brew! For this SPELL you’ll need: Brains and Worms (Spaghetti dyed […]

Science Experiments and Activities for Kids

Science experiments for kids

Little kids are born scientists, which is why science experiments and activities are so much fun for them. From the time they are barely learning to crawl they are putting the scientific method in action. They observe their world and make new discoveries each and every day. When they are babies they taste and touch pretty […]

Witch Craft for Toddlers

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This is a simple Halloween witch craft for toddlers or preschoolers. My 3 1/2 year old loves witches, she is not scared of them at all but thinks they are super cool! She especially likes ones with green skin, so we decided to make a very simple witch craft.   First she dipped her fist […]

Halloween Craft for Kids: Creepy Crawlies

Halloween craft

My preschooler is all about painting these days. She loves painting with paint brushes, her fingers, and random items. For Halloween I thought it would be fun to paint with creepy crawlies. This is a simple Halloween craft project idea that is great for preschoolers and toddlers. For this activity you’ll need: Paper Paint (we […]

Halloween Activity: Rice Monsters

halloween monster sensory activity

This Halloween Monster Activity was one my 3 year old made up herself. We were playing with her mini sensory bin and she dumped the rice out onto the cardboard mat she had under her bowl and was moving it around with her hands. She made little holes for eyes and a hole as smile […]

Mini Sensory Bin: Creepy Crawlies

MINI SENSORY BIN BUGS

We love sensory bins around here. This mini sensory bin is great for when you don’t have much time to put into a regular size sensory bin or if you would like to contain the mess to the top of table. This mini sensory bin allows for fun sensory play without much preparation. We used […]

Fun Halloween Activities and Crafts for Kids

Halloween Activities for Kids

    This a round up of fun Halloween activities for kids that we have done. Halloween Activities for Kids Witch’s Sensory Brew Gourd Monsters Rice Monsters Halloween Sensory Bin     Five Little Pumpkins Storyboard Craft   Halloween Q-tip Skeleton Craft and the Skeleton Dance Song     Mommy and Me Spider Halloween Handprint […]

Birthday Cake Art

Kids Birthday cake art craft

  Birthdays are fun and around here we like to make them into a big deal. It is that one special day that is devoted to celebrating YOU. This easy art project is fun to celebrate a child’s birthday or also makes a very fun gift for a grandparent. What you’ll need: Paper Paint Paint […]

Apple Play dough Activity

Fall apple play dough

September ushers in fall which means cooler weather, pumpkin everything, and of course, apples! We used this kool-aid play dough recipe to make red and green play dough to make play dough apples! What you’ll need: Play-dough pipe cleaner or another item to act as stems (we used wax strips) After you have your play dough, […]

Halloween Sensory Bin Activity

Halloween Sensory Bin

I am a big fan of sensory bins and I especially love them for holidays! Last year we did a fun Witch’s Sensory Brew and this year we did this orange rice and black bean Halloween themed sensory bin. Sensory bins are so fun for toddlers and preschoolers and they provide so many great developmental […]