Tag Archives: Sensory play

Hot Coco Play-dough

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I found this chocolate play-dough recipe several years ago and it smells good enough to eat. When you cook it, it smells so much like brownies. I’ve never tried eating it, but I’m guessing it doesn’t taste as good as it smells. Anyway, I love using this play-dough for a Valentine’s Day or hot coco theme. Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups… Read more »

Water Beads Sensory Tub

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One of Rosebud’s stocking stuffers this year was a bottle of water beads. I’ve been seeing these things on early childhood blogs for several years, but have never seen them in person. They always looked so cool and I’ve always wanted to try them, but never had the opportunity with any of my classes. Well, I finally got the chance… Read more »

Gift Giving Sensory Tub

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This week, I decided to make up a festive sensory tub for Rosebud. I’m calling it the gift giving sensory tub. What’s in the tub? Wrapping paper, Small boxes, Ribbon, Bows, Tissue paper, Bells, Snowman rings, Sparkly pompoms, A bulb shaped ornament that opens, A gift bag A small stocking. Today was the first time Rosebud got to play with… Read more »

First Snowfall Sensory Tub

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We had our first real snowfall on Friday. When Rosebud woke up, she was so excited to see snow. Unfortunately, both of us have been fighting off colds for the past few weeks so I’ve only taken her out a couple of times since the weekend. However, I figured why not bring some snow inside to play with? I don’t… Read more »

Salt Dough Keepsakes

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I wanted to come up with an inexpensive and creative gift for my mother’s birthday. I also wanted Rosebud to be involved in making it so I decided to see what we could create with salt dough. Ingredients: 1 cup salt, 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 cup warm water, A pinch of cinnamon, (Optional) Food coloring or powder paint…. Read more »

Five Quiet Activities for Toddlers

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Anyone who has kids knows that they are loud. They run instead of walk. They think everything is a drum. It could be pots and pans, the ball they were just playing catch with or the kitchen table. On some days, their voice has only one volume, loud! While I love listening to Rosebud’s conversations with herself and enjoy watching… Read more »

Treasures by the Sea Shore Sensory Tub

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Here’s a simple sensory tub that we’ve been using a lot this summer. I know I’m very late posting this, but there is still plenty of sunshine outside and if you are not ready for fall, then this is for you. It started off as an ocean themed sensory tub, but Rosebud decided that she was a pirate looking for… Read more »

Five Benefits of Playing in the Sand

I think I can officially say spring has finally come here in the northeast and I’m so excited that we’ve been able to spend plenty of time outside. Just last week, I bought some new sand for Rosebud and refilled the sand box. I threw in some buckets, shovels and molds. It keeps her busy for a while. When I… Read more »

Too Many Rules

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Yesterday there was a situation at work that made me wonder if we are putting too many rules on kids play. Is all this nitpicking necessary? Shouldn’t we be focusing on the big picture? We were out on the playground and I was watching three children who were playing under a dome shaped climber. One of them was pretending that… Read more »

Ducks in a Row Sensory Tub

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I put this one together several weeks ago. It’s very simple, but it was a big hit because of the water. You can put anything in water and kids will enjoy it. What’s in the tub? Small rubber duckies, Mini rubber duckies, Small cups and scoops, Water and that’s it. We scooped, poured, compared the sizes and colors of the… Read more »