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Ideas and activities for sensory play with your toddler. Ways to make a sensory bin for your toddler or preschooler. Learning activities with a sensory tub. Ideas for water play outside and inside.

DIY Water Run

I always try to add a new twist to the playing and learning that happens at our water/sand table. I’ve tried water beads, a frog pond theme, and this time I decided to make a DIY water run to encourage the kids to experiment and pretend. Empty International Delight coffee creamer bottles, water bottles, and …

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Sink Play

 Both of our kids, 5 years old and 2 years old, have spent hours playing in the sink lately. Sink Play has turned into a fun activity. *They’ve filled the sink with plastic ocean animals and pretended they were rescuing them or washing them. *They’ve pretended to be scientists with water, soap, and cups. *They’ve …

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Water Play

Ever since LM was just one years old, his favorite activity has been water play.  It may appear that during water play that all children are doing is getting wet and splashing, when in actuality a lot of learning is taking place. Learning can occur in a variety of areas during water play.. science, math, creativity and more.  …

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Drawing with Paint

 Drawing with Paint is a fun activity for your little artist! Painting is one of my kids’ favorite past times!  Drawing comes in at a close second.  Even L (age 2) has been drawing a lot lately-little squiggles that he imagines to be the big bad wolf or a picture of his Daddy.   This week I combined …

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Homemade Scented Playdough

 There are so many homemade playdough recipes out there and believe it or not I’ve never tried one. I just couldn’t resist when I saw the Koolaid Playdough recipe at The Toy Box Years. She made it look so easy and it was! I love the texture of it and the fruity smell (from the …

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