Space is always an exciting topic for children to learn about, even more so in glow in the dark! We set up a fun glowing solar system tuff spot for the boys to learn about space and explore the solar system topic in a hands on way.
Loom bands make ideal fillers for sensory bottles (aka discovery bottles). They are bright and colourful, small enough to easily fit inside any bottle, and float around nicely to create a cool effect. Making your own loom band sensory bottle is simple. It only takes a couple of minutes and 3 ingredients. I’ve made a quick video to show just how super easy it is, so check that out towards the end of the post.
Glue resist is a popular painting technique for kids. You draw a design or picture on to your page, and then paint over the top with watercolours once it’s dry, to see the glue lines resist the paint and the design show through underneath.
R and I decided to experiment with the glue resist technique by using glitter glue instead of plain white glue. It didn’t “resist” the paint in the same way as white glue, but the design did still show though. It was a really fun process art activity and one that I’m sure we will go back to again in future.
Dyed and scented rice is a staple for sensory play. It’s a lovely, and not too messy, tactile material to fill sensory bins or trays. You might have come across methods of dyeing rice that call for alcohol, or vinegar, or take a long time to dry out but this method that I used is really quick and easy.
The rice that you can see here in the pictures is lavender scented rice, and I dyed it pink and lavender.
May the 4th be with you! Happy Star Wars day! I’ve got together with a group of blogging friends to share lots of fun Star wars activities for kids to mark the occasion. The kids and I had fun with Star Wars Moon Dough, and for the rest of the activities, make sure that you read down to the end of the post.
We love it when an activity can combine both art and science. This simple coffee filter activity was a hit with R (age 3) and required very little set up. It is low on mess too!
The blooming and bright season of Spring is an ideal time to let your kid explore the beauty of nature! Whether you want to teach him the concept of colours or life, nature offers umpteen numbers of outlets to help your little one observe, imbibe and grow. Some days, however, the season can get unpredictable, forcing you and your child to stay within the confines of your house. In times like such, these fun and simple indoor learning activities can keep your kid engaged and enhance his creative and cognitive skills. Here are the top five indoor activities you can try with your child this spring:
Cra-Z sand is a new brand of mouldable sand that has just been released from Character Toys. We love sensory play with this type of material so I was really interested to try out this new brand with the kids, and they have had a lot of fun with it.
Happy Earth Day! If you’re looking to set up some Earth Day themed sensory activities with your children today then we’ve got you covered with all of these great ideas. Many of these play ideas will appeal to even babies and toddlers, because you’re never too young to start appreciating the Earth that we live on!
Teaching children the importance of respecting our planet and treating it well is something I care about all year round, of course – but having one month, and a specific day set up as a reminder for this is definitely a good thing to me. I hope you enjoy these Earth Day themed sensory play ideas that I have collected featuring some of my favourite bloggers.
Clean mud is a sensory play material that we hadn’t got around to making until recently, but R had so much fun with it I feel like I should have made it earlier. We made it as part of the 12 months of sensory dough series, which is a great series to follow along with if you’re looking for ideas beyond the typical playdough.
Clean mud is a really simple play dough recipe for sensory play. It’s super easy to put together, so much so that R pretty much made it himself – and he is only 3!