Lilly's first painting experience
As many of you know, I am a big supporter of sensory play for little ones. A friend of mine did some cute little paintings with her bubba which inspired me to paint with Lilly too! I headed to the $2 shop and grabbed some bright, non-toxic paint (just in case) and some canvases. When we got home, I put an old sheet on the floor and dabbed some paint onto the canvas. Next I wrapped some cling wrap around it and popped Lilly down for some painting fun. She loved smooshing the paint with her…
How to make Sand Foam?
How to make Sand Foam? Sand Foam is perfect for sensory exploration. It is made up using only two ingredients, sand and shaving cream.
Halloween Sensory Bags
Sensory bags are a great way for little ones still in the mouthing stage to explore play materials. Today, I made a few Halloween s...
Edible Sensory Play for Babies | Clare's Little Tots
Last week I set up some edible sensory play for babies by dumping a load of Rice Kripies that had just gone out of a date into a tray and placing the tray in our tuff spot (to try and contain some of the mess). Cereal makes a great sensory play item for babies as it’s... Read more »
Helping Your Child Develop Through Play
Being a child is great, isn’t it? Everything revolves around play, and play is learning. I’m a huge fan of all the toys available these days and walking down the baby toy aisle is quite fun. I love seeing how educational and interactive so many toys are, with buttons and colors and numbers and such. The littles get exposed to the early concepts of counting and words while practicing their fine motor skills. Babies learn and develop through experiencing the world around them, and what better…
Shaving Cream Play Dough
Yes, you can actually make shaving cream play dough! But be prepared, because this is MESSY! And while on the inside, I was trying to hold back my mini freak out about the mess, my 3 year old and 5 year old were loving it. I mean REALLY loving it. I haven't seen them enjoy an activity this much in ages! I'm not sure if they were more into the play dough, or more into the giant mess I was letting them create. Either way, this was tons of fun! (And the clean up wasn't nearly as bad as I…
Rainstick Musical Sensory Bottle
Rainstick Craft and DIY toy for Kids! A recycled and naturally sourced DIY rainstick musical instrument that makes the gentle sound of rain when tipped from top to bottom, and, doubles as a sensory bottle that can help children focus and learn to self-regulate.
Cardboard Sensory Boxes for Toddlers and Babies - Meri Cherry
A friend recently offered me a bunch of boxes in hopes that I might be able to use them for play group. I said yes right away because I’ve been wanting to make a cardboard city for months. Isn’t that on everyone’s top ten list of things to do? Anyway, the boxes were kind of […]
Soothing Sea Shells Sensory Bottle DIY
Seashell Sensory Bottle - This soothing sea shells sensory bottle DIY calm down jar can be used for no mess safe sensory play, and to help calm an anxious child. A seashell discovery bottle also makes it easy for babies to investigate shells without the risk of choking on them.
35+ Activities for Your 12-18 Month Old - HoJo's Life
Here are some great activities for your 12-18 month old! Whether indoors or out, rain or shine, there's some fun things here that your child will love!