Glowstick Sensory Bath – Aurora Borealis

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One of my go-to activities when the tiny ones are melting down is a warm bath. I guess it only makes sense as this is also my go-to when I need to recharge and calm down. A few months ago I was thinking of how I would incorporate aurora borealis into my learning activities as … Continue reading Glowstick Sensory Bath – Aurora Borealis

Jellyfish Sensory Bottle Activity

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As part of our Jamaica unit, I made a sensory bottle with jellyfish inside! I honestly cannot believe how amazing it turned out and my girls enjoyed (and still do!) playing with it. I love how memorizing the jellyfish float and ripple around the bottle - perfect for learning about jellyfish, Jamaica or just a … Continue reading Jellyfish Sensory Bottle Activity

Jamaica Unit Study: Leatherback Sea Turtle Sensory Nest

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Its hard sometimes to come up with activities that can be enjoyed by both a preschooler AND a toddler - many of my printables or crafts the toddler destroys or chews on, which adds a level of challenge with various activities. We have been studying the Leatherback Sea Turtle as part of our Jamaica Unit … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study: Leatherback Sea Turtle Sensory Nest

St. Patrick’s Day Themed Sensory Bin

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My girls LOVE sensory play. Every time I make a sensory bin, my kiddos go nuts for a long time feeling, sorting, arranging, etc. Most of the sensory bins I make are geared for my oldest because my youngest (17 months) likes to put most everything in her mouth and so I have to watch … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Themed Sensory Bin

Snow Painting – Indoor Sensory Activity

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Here in Colorado we get quite a bit of snow at times. Sometimes it's just too cold for the littles to go outside and play, so I decided to bring the snow to them! About a year ago, I bought a "Tuff Tray" from the UK - It's basically a heavy duty PVC tray with … Continue reading Snow Painting – Indoor Sensory Activity

Japan Unit: Zen Garden Sensory Bin

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For each of my country units, I like to have a sensory bin or small world play - I believe that imagination is one of the greatest assets of childhood and hope to instill this in my kiddos. For our Japan unit, I thought a miniature zen garden would make the perfect inspiration for my … Continue reading Japan Unit: Zen Garden Sensory Bin

Olive Tasting – Sensory Experience

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Olives are etched in Israel's history, with olive oil being an important ancient export. In conjunction with my life cycle of an olive tree, I decided to do a small sensory experience with three different types of olives found in most grocery stores (I'd love to be more eclectic, but I'm limited with what is … Continue reading Olive Tasting – Sensory Experience

Three Wise Men’s Gifts: Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh *Sensory Activity*

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Most of us are familiar with the Christian Christmas story of the three wise men who presented the baby Jesus with Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. Most pictorial depictions show these gifts in containers. Aside from gold which many of us are familiar with, what did these gifts really look like? So I ordered up some … Continue reading Three Wise Men’s Gifts: Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh *Sensory Activity*

Israel-Themed Sensory Bin / Small World #Invitation to Play

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My kids are big on sensory play. My preschooler loves to play with handfuls of small objects, sorting, organizing and ultimately making a mess. My toddler likes playing too, but she wants to eat everything, which makes it challenging as well. I wanted to create a sensory bin that fit out Israel-themed activities. My basis … Continue reading Israel-Themed Sensory Bin / Small World #Invitation to Play

Pumpkin Sensory Balls

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This is a super-easy activity to do with your little ones, and great for strengthening little hands and of course fun sensory play! Start with two orange balloons: I used two to make sure it is nice and strong (also if one breaks you have a spare. I put one balloon inside the other one: … Continue reading Pumpkin Sensory Balls