DIY Calm down sensory bottles are used for portable no mess safe sensory play for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, to calm an anxious child, to help children learn to meditate, and as a "time out" timer for kids. This article includes links to resources available to help learn more about their uses and how to make DIY sensory bottles.

DIY Calm Down Sensory Bottles 101

This shaving cream foam sand is an EASY way to make kinetic sand. It only takes two ingredients, and it ends up being a really interesting sensory experiment!

Shaving Cream Foam Sand

This shaving cream foam sand is an EASY way to make kinetic sand. It only takes two ingredients, and it ends up being a really interesting sensory experiment! 3 cups of play sand 1 can of shaving cream (about

Baby oil and food colouring in a zip lock bag

Play Create Explore: Baby Oil Sensory Bags = baby oil, food colouring, a little bit of water, glitter, objects to find (smooth). Put in ziplock bag and duct tape for leaks and little fingers who would like to open it. ((or a heat seal bag))

How to Make Stress Balls Everyone Will Love

AMPLIFYING your ESL instruction is all about increasing  comprehensible input  for your students. In other words, ELLs learn best when you u...

Amplifying Your Instruction with Hands-On Activities

Special Needs Programs These are some ideas on using objects and hands-on activities while helping ESL learners read. I like the exercise where kids find objects that fit a given descriptive word, which could be a good sensory activity for other special

The Primary Pack: Calm Down Bottles for the Classroom

Calm Down Bottles for the Classroom

Here are 4 simple one-ingredient calm down bottles for the classroom. Put them together and use them when your students need a few minutes to regroup. Or just a fun magnet experiment!

For those of you with a pint-sized family member at home, you may have heard of the latest baby toy trend — sensory bags. Children (and adults, for that matter) learn best when they engage the senses. By exposing babies to different textures, colors, or sounds, they are developing cognitive skills. Which is why sensory bags are the greatest thing to hit the baby circuit: they’re super easy to make and provide hours of mess-free play. Try these #DIY tutorials.

12 Sensory Bag DIYs to Improve Your Baby's Cognitive Skills

For those of you with a pint-sized family member at home, you may have heard of the latest baby toy trend — sensory bags. Children (and adults, for that matter) learn best when they engage the senses. By exposing babies to different textures, colors, or s

Sensory Hands...These are cheap and easy to make and virtually free to make.  I used non-latex gloves that were donated to me.  I filled ea...

These are cheap and easy to make and virtually free to make. I used non-latex gloves that were donated to me. I filled ea.

This water bead sensory window bag is one of our favorite ways to distract the kids with mess-free sensory play...the perfect solution when you need a moment to tackle the mess! #SCJMessyMoments

Water Beads Sensory Window Bag

Who needs a sensory table when you can have a sensory window? This water bead sensory window bag is one of our favorite ways to distract the kids with mess-free sensory play.the perfect solution when you need a moment to tackle the mess!

Farm Animal Washing Station Sensory Play for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Washing Farm Animal Sensory Bin

Wishy-Washy story extender Set up a simple washing farm animal sensory bin for your preschoolers. They'll love getting the dirty animals clean! So simple, but so fun!

Try these fun and educational sensory play activities with your baby and toddler. They are taste-safe and don’t pose a choking hazard, and fun enough for the older kids to join in the fun.

24 Baby-Safe Sensory Play activities

Infants and Toddlers: Sensory Play- Crafts such as making play-doe, crayons, and painting that is toxic free allows babies to explore new types of material to help develop new sensory play activities.

How to Make Jungle Slime- a simple, basic slime recipe perfect for a jungle, rainforest, or African savanna unit. Messy, sensory play fun! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Jungle Slime Recipe

The teacher in me is back out. D needs sensory stuff. And since we are inside, waiting for baby to arrive, I knew he needed a sensory bin day. I could not WAIT to get to Dollar Tree and try all of these sensory bins. I went armed with a list – HA! That was …

6+ Sensory Bins for under $30 - with tons of other ideas

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