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If you have just a whisper of wanting to try this sensory play, I urge you to grab your husband’s shaving cream (sorry, dad) and get started today!
For us, this morning was the perfect time and it lasted for over an hour.
Scoop the Limes. - Also known as Grandma Bought too Many Limes at Costco and Now we Need to Find Some Uses.
Sometimes the best activities come from ideas that happen organically.
Here, my mom purchased more limes than she could account for.
Since the mission was to scoop and transfer, I also knew that no limes would be wasted. After water play, we used the limes in our next 37 glasses of soda water. 😆
What happened as my boys played, was simply magical. We began the water play using a ladle, and finished up with some other fabulous variations. All taken from our outdoor storage bin, of course!
What this means is that you have 5-10 items you store in a container to keep on the fly for pouring, mixing, and transporting. These items can be used on the back porch, or driveway. It is an "anything goes" type of bin which is incredible for child development.
Does your child like potions? We've got the tools for that too.
You will be geared up until the first snowfall!
Truth is, I was trying to get a multitude of ideas your way, but they had me all thinking. - Are these Earth Day ideas actually taking care of the Earth? Or are they cute ideas that use toxic chemicals that pollute the Earth? I am not anti paints. But on Earth Day, that just didn’t feel like the right choice.
I don’t know about you, but I am certainly ready to get outside again to see the sunshine. We’ve had a lot of rain here and that has kept everyone inside a lot more than we’d like. On the bright side, I can see signs of spring everywhere so warm weather must be getting close.
With that, I created this roundup to give us all some more spring in our step as we go from puffy coats to zip ups!
This spring activity roundup is organized into five main categories. Find a category that best fits your style and get ready for some fun.
With simple sensory setups that encourage pouring and scooping, of course!
There are so many hidden foundational skills to learning in sensory play that we may not always think about. For starters, think about how the weight of a container changes as it is filled, or how mixing red and blue liquids to become a new color.
We all know that kids and water are like beans and rice. They just go together!
We also know that change and variation are great for the mind. I have always loved a change of seasons. It keeps things fresh and exciting and I am sure this is how kids feel as well with learning.
Imaginary play for kids. A fun way to inspire creativity and play.
Run and Sort. An outdoor color sorting game that will get your child moving this summer!
I’ve listed 7 critical skills that are happening here! Can you name any more for this sensory activity for kids?
Who needs 50+ FREE activities for your preschooler? Find the best ideas here.
Your preschooler will LOVE this primary color mixing activity!
Leftover flowers? Cut them, smell them, feel them in this toddler sensory bin!
Explore process art with this Magic Chalk. Your preschooler will love the new discoveries using primary colors.
Why sort and classify? By Kindergarten, children will be asked to classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count. You can start this now! Here's how.
You preschooler must begin by searching outside for their materials, rather than through the aisles of Hobby Lobby. (Now, I love me some Hobby Lobby, but you cannot beat the outdoors)