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Halloween Sensory Bin Activity

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 benefits as well.

Halloween Sensory Bin

For this Sensory Bin you’ll

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Toddler Art Name Activity

Art Name Activity for Kids

Learning to recognize their own name and the letters that it contains is one of the first steps towards literacy. For young toddlers the key is to introduce and get them familiar with seeing the letters of their name. Here is a simple and fun art name activity for kids.

For this activity you’ll need:

Paper Paint Alphabet dough cutters or cookie

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Easter Sensory Bin

Easter Sensory Bin

For this activity you’ll need:

Colored rice Shredded easter paper Plastic Easter eggs Easter container Assortment of Easter themed toys and decorations ( I got all mine at the Dollar store)

This activity:

promotes learning through all the senses builds fine motor skills builds language and vocabulary skills Builds pre-math skills Teaches about Easter concept Click here for more benefits of sensory

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How to Dye Rice with Kool-Aid Tutorial

This is a simple tutorial on how to dye rice with Kool-aid. This is a great way to add vibrant colors and scents to rice for sensory bins.

koolaid rice tutorial

You’ll need:

1 cup rice 1/2 teaspoon Kool-aid 1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol large ziplock bag

Dye rice with Kool aid

Directions:

1-Pour your rice inside

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Easter Egg Chocolate Play Dough Activity

This is a fun Easter egg activity using chocolate scented play dough.

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For this activity you’ll need:

Chocolate play dough Pom poms Pipe cleaners Beads Plastic Easter Egg (Optional)

This Activity:

develops fine motor skills builds creativity Great for hand-eye coordination teaches Easter concepts great sensory experience

First she put it inside the plastic egg to make an egg shape.

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Sensory Bin 101

Why are sensory bins important?

sensory bin 101

Young children learn about their world by exploring and experimenting using their senses. By observing a young toddler exploring their environment you will see this in action. They look at, touch, smell, and taste just about anything they come in contact with- this is how they learn. When their senses are stimulated, messages are sent to their brain which builds

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Dinosaur Fossil Excavation Sensory Activity with Edible Dirt

dinosaur excavation

I am so excited to share with you our last activity as part of Dinosaur Week on Love, Play, Learn. It had been fun, I hope you have enjoyed it. This is my favorite one so far and it was my daughter’s favorite thing we have ever done. She was so excited about it and played with it forever! In preparation for this activity we made Dinosaur Fossil Excavation Sensory Activity with Edible Dirt Read More >>

Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils

Dinosaur week would not be complete without making dinosaur fossils! This is an easy and fun way for children to learn about fossils.

fossils

For this activity you’ll need:

Salt dough (recipe found here) Small dinosaur figurines (mine were bought at the dollar store)

First prepare your salt dough and then roll it out to about 1/2 inch thick. You can use a cookie cutters or just

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Salt Dough Recipe

salt dough recipe

This is a super easy salt dough recipe. Salt dough is great for making ornaments, handprint or footprint keepsakes, figurines, jewelry, dinosaur fossils, and much more.

Ingredients:

1 cup salt 2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup luke warm water food coloring (optional)

Directions:

Combine your flour and salt

Salt dough recipe

Add your water and

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Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin

Valentine's Day Sensory Bin

We took all our items from our Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt and made this fun Valentine’s Day Sensory bin.

For This You’ll need:

Plastic Container Rice Shredded red paper Valentine’s Day items I used a box, heart shaped bracelets, heart shapes, and a balloon.

This activity helps:

Promote learning through all 5 senses Build fine motor skills Teaches Valentine’s Day themes Teach colors,

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