Sensory play ideas

Small Worlds in the Water Table

We have had this same table for years but have only used it in the summer for water play. 10 Creative Small Worlds in the Water Table.great sensory exploration and pretend play

I use these photo blocks in our block center. I take a full body shot and cut it out and then just tape it to a block.  the kids love using them both in the block center and for other games they invent.

photo blocks in block center. take a full body shot and cut it out and then just tape it to a block. the kids love using them both in the block center and for other games they invent.

There's not a better way to understand the power and importance of a community than taking part in creating one yourself. Towns and cities around the world are filled with incredibly diverse neighborhood blocks --so why don't we let the students design their own? By incorporating geometry, writing, and organizational design skills students can do just that, build their own city block. Building My Block is a project based learning -PBL- activity that asks students to design their own block…

Building My Block, A Project Based Learning Activity (PBL)

There's not a better way to understand the power and importance of a community than taking part in creating one yourself. Towns and cities around the world are filled with incredibly diverse neighborhood blocks --so why don't we let the students design th

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Sensory Small World Construction Site: built up walls on my IKEA lack table, got a whole heap of cheap beans and leftovers from the woodwork table. Added some toy diggers.

Frozen theme small world play from Moorsideprimary.net

Frozen theme small world play - laminated cut outs in small plastic stands, white plastic rather than fabric and real ice cubes.

Play Create Explore: Construction Site Sensory Bin Gift

Play Create Explore: Construction Site Sensory Bin Gift Would love to make several play bins and store in garage, but worried about scorpions!

DIY road signs for car play that are interchangeable and great for fine motor development from And Next Comes L

DIY Road Signs for Car Play

DIY road signs for car play that are interchangeable and great for fine motor development. Great fun for a rainy day!

Explore the beach and the ocean with these sensory squish bags for toddlers and preschoolers. Summer fun at home or the perfect addition to your preschool ocean theme

Beach and Ocean Sensory Squish Bags

Simple Small Worlds: Frog World from Fun at Home with Kids

Simple Small Worlds: Frog World

Simple Small Worlds: Frog World from Fun at Home with Kids. Lots more great "small world" play ideas here!

execution could be improved but idea cute: Frozen small world play area

Use of Tuff Spot tray with small world resources, fabric etc to stimulate imagination based on current interests.

here's an EXTREMELY easy way to personalize some plain wooden blocks: grab a sharpie and decorate them with architectural details / window frames / etc.

here's an EXTREMELY easy way to personalize some plain wooden blocks: grab a sharpie and decorate them with architectural details / window frames / etc. Woodburning them would also be an altenative ;

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