Painting with Bubbles

There are many ways to paint with bubbles.  The following is a basic technique, but you can vary it.  For example, you can use a large tray of bubbles to cover the whole sheet. Alternatively, you can use several small bowls of different colored bubbles and print them one at a time on the same page to create […]

Sensory Spray Chalk Activity

My kids and I love being outdoors, especially when it involves outdoor learning and activities. Parks, beaches, nature trails, playgrounds…anywhere…as long as we are together! Spray chalk is an awesome outdoor (summer!) activity.  There are many recipes for spray chalk.  This is a generic recipe, so play around with the measurements until you find a consistency […]

Sensory Sorting Activity

Young children act a lot like scientists when they learn through their senses.  Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates young children’s senses: smell, touch, sight, hearing and taste. Sensory activities facilitate exploration and encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, and explore. Spending time stimulating their senses benefits children on multiple levels. You […]

Sensory Snowflake

Snowflake crafts are the closest we get to seeing the real thing where we live. This craft lends itself to sensory and fine-motor practice. You will need: construction paper (preferably blue or white), scissors, glue, glitter, markers, yarn, and Q-tips. 1. Cut a sheet of construction paper into the shape of a snowflake. Depending on […]

Snow Globe Craft

DIY snow globes are fun to make and personalize.  They also provide calming benefits to many children (and adults!). You will need: jar and lid, spoon, glitter, sequins, small toy (Superman!), hot glue gun, hot gun glue sticks, and glycerin. 1.  Using the glue gun, glue a small toy or figure to the underside of […]

Sensory Snow

Snow is hard to come by when you live on an island.  This sensory snow is a fun, easy way for your little one(s) to “play with snow” no matter where you live. You will need: bowl or container, 1/2 cup white conditioner, and 3 cups of baking powder. 1.  Put 3 cups of baking […]

Moon Sand Sensory Play

Moon sand is out of this world!  Seriously…it is SO much fun to play with!  We make some awesome creations with moon sand, but my personal favorite is making moon sand letters.  When I was teaching my daughter the alphabet, we would make moon sand letters together.  In addition to the academic benefits, this activity […]