Sensory Play

Practice pre-writing skills in our Rainbow Rice Sensory Tray. Stimulate your pre-schoolers sense of touch, sight and sound, as they work they work on strengthening their fine motor skills in this sensory based learning activity. Supplies Rainbow Rice (see below) Gold Coins Shamrock Confetti Selection of Mark Making Tools - popsicle sticks, paintbrushes, play dough tools or pencils. Deep Tray Click here to receive a FREE copy of our eBook You will need: Rice Food coloring Zip-loc bags White vinegar Trays Add a cup of… Read More

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13 St Patrick's Day Sensory Plays

Have fun (and get messy) exploring all of your senses with these St Patty's Day Sensory Plays for kids (and adults!) to enjoy.  There's nothing lie a spot of sensory play to calm down cranky kids or just while away an afternoon stuck indoors. Why not add a fun St Patrick's Day twist to your sensory play this March. Practice pre-writing skills in our Rainbow Rice Sensory Tray. Stimulate your child's sense of touch, sight and sound, as they play with this sensory based learning… Read More

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Cat in the Hat CVC Word Building Game

Get ready for Dr Seuss Day on March 2nd with this sensory based literacy activity perfect for Kindergarten aged kids. Use the Cat in the Hat to help build and decode CVC Words.  It's all about building and decoding CVC Words (Consonant, Vowel, Consonant) for my daughters Kindergarten homework this term. To help make this a bit more interesting for her, I have been setting up themed CVC Word Activities for her to play with after her post-school snack  (attempt homework on an empty stomach at your… Read More

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dr seuss activities for kids

Did you know that it is Dr. Seuss day on the 2nd of March? Dr. Seuss was such a great inspiration: writing fun books so kids would fall in love with reading. It is no wonder there is a special day(some make it a week) set aside for Dr. Seuss inspired activities! Here are 25+ fun ideas if you want to celebrate the day too! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience and at no extra cost to you. Use a paper plate to… Read More

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Valentine Cupcakes Sensory Play

Do your kids love to "bake"? Encourage budding imaginations and build strong fine motor skills, with our Valentine Cupcake Sensory Play for kids.  I don't know why, but whenever I set up a Sensory Play activity that involves scooping, mixing and pouring, we always seem to end up with a batch of "pretend cupcakes". Not that i'm complaining (although it does usually leave me feeling hungry for the real thing!). Adding their own imagination to  a sensory play activity is what it's all about. It… Read More

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Do your kids like to tinker with little things? Combine this love with some sensory play in our Play Dough and Loose Parts Play.  My kids love too tinker with their little collections of "stuff". My boys spend hours organising and re-organising their soccer trading cards and lining up their Lego mini-figures all over the house. And my daughter is obsessed with those little beanie boo toys and her collection is growing and spreading throughout the house. It's driving my husband to distraction as he… Read More

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I bet you won't be able to resist diving into this Valentines Sensory Play activity filled with ice hearts, waterbeads and shaving foam, when  you set it up for your kids! There is something about the silky texture of shaving foam against the smoothness of waterbeads, that really engages my daughters. Whenever I combine the two of them in a sensory play activity, it is always a big hit. With Valentines Day just around the corner, it was time to add some love and hearts… Read More

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Do your kids love Christmas Trees and playing with Shaving Foam? Combine the two and decorate a Tuff Spot Christmas Tree in this messy play activity. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. We love getting messy with shaving foam at home. It’s a fantastic texture for kids to explore in a sensory activity and it’s easy to clean up (win win). It was the perfect ingredient to add to a Christmas themed Tuff Spot activity to fill a chilly afternoon. You will need… Read More

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Halloween Potion Making for Kids

What powers will your Halloween Potion give you? Pour, scoop, squeeze, mix and whisk your way through our spooky potion making station to find out. We can't walk out of our front door right now, without being scared by a skeleton dangling from a tree or greeted by a giant spider when knocking on a neighbours door. Halloween is just a few days away and excitement levels are rising. Are you all set? Bella is really starting to get to grips with a pencil now… Read More

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Will you dare to plunge your hand into the bubbles to see what "surprises" lie beneath them in our Witches Bubbling Brew? Challenge your kids to dip their hands into the bubbles to seek and find each of the ingredients contained within the witches brew. This Halloween sensory play activity is ideal for toddlers, preschoolers and older children to play along with together. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Ghoulish Eyeballs Lice Rice Spaghetti Rats Tails Dinosaur bones Spooky spiders Water bead fish… Read More

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