{Halloween Activity} Witch’s Sensory Brew

PicMonkey Collage

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. 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 much everything as a means of learning about their enviorment. As they [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Toddler Art Name Activity

Art Name Activity

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: [...]

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 [...]

How to Dye Rice with Kool-Aid Tutorial

play recipe

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. You’ll need: 1 cup rice 1/2 teaspoon Kool-aid 1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol large ziplock bag Directions: 1-Pour your rice inside the bag and add 1/2 teaspoon of [...]

Easter Egg Chocolate Play Dough Activity

Easter Egg play dough activity

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

Sensory Bin 101

Fruit Loop Sensory Bin

Why are sensory bins important?  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 [...]