Sherlock Holmes Discovery / Sensory Bin [England Unit]

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When my husband and I were in London in 2012, we visited a pub dedicated to Sherlock Holmes, which had a room set up like a museum. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Referring to himself as a "consulting detective" in the stories, Holmes is known … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes Discovery / Sensory Bin [England Unit]

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

Playdough Map: Australian Provinces

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I have recently become inspired by play dough mats where children can use play dough to outline/fill in areas over a plastic cover. I thought it would be fun to learn the provinces of Australia in a similar way. First download the province map and the corresponding province tags HERE. We used various colors of … Continue reading Playdough Map: Australian Provinces

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

*Nature Fossils* w/Autumn Scented Playdough – RECIPE INCLUDED!

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I love the smells of fall. I also love spices and warm baked goods. My preschooler loves play dough and I make her a fair amount on a frequent basis. I started with this wonderful recipe I found at Domestic Superhero  - I absolutely LOVE this recipe and it turns out amazing EVERY time! I made … Continue reading *Nature Fossils* w/Autumn Scented Playdough – RECIPE INCLUDED!