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Sensory play

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Sensory Play: Making Mud Dough --- obv replace cornstarch with another safe starch (potato, tapioca, arrowroot, etc. Sensory Bins, Sensory Activities, Sensory Play, Educational Activities, Toddler Activities, Sensory Table, Outdoor Preschool Activities, Jungle Activities, Toddler Learning


Playing in mud is not what a typical mom wants her kids to do. The thought of dirty clothes and dirty kids is daunting for most. But mud is a fantastic sensory experience for children and I thought I’d give it a little spin by turning it into a dough. Believe it or not adding …

Potion Making (or Georg's Marvellous Medicine for older children than this). Could adapt this activity as a messy play, sensory activity which also works on ILS skills/fine motor. Roald Dahl Activities, Eyfs Activities, Nursery Activities, Activities For Kids, Preschool Projects, Activity Ideas, Outdoor Activities, Kids Crafts, Tuff Spot

Potion Making!

I don't know why I've called this post potion making. The little ones haven't got a clue what potion making is! I suppose it becaus...

Invitation to play and explore with Dried Playdough and Water. (save those little dried up bits for this fun exploration) Great opened ended idea for Zone.don't throw out the dried up play dough! Sensory Activities, Craft Activities For Kids, Sensory Play, Preschool Ideas, Learning Activities, Nanny Activities, Kids Crafts, Preschool Science, Science For Kids

Dried Play Dough & Water. Invitation to Play & Explore

So, you know all those little bits of dried up play dough that you are inevitably left with over time? Well, previously we've always just thrown them out, but today I thought that we could use them in an Invitation to Play and Explore An invitation to play and explore is an activity where you've intentionally set out specific materials but left it up to the child to take the activity where they want to. It's an open-ended activity with no set outcome at the end. This is what I set up for her…

Oil & Water Experiment for Kids Summer Science Experiments with Oil and Ice- this experiment explores liquids, colors, reactions, and more! (The ice helps cool down a hot day, too! Water Science Experiments, Science Week, Summer Science, Preschool Science, Teaching Science, Science Activities, Science Projects, Summer Activities, Science Fun

Oil & Water Experiment

OIL & WATER SCIENCE EXPERIMENT FOR KIDS. Great for all ages! (full tutorial)

Dish soap plus cornstarch - ooh! Can't wait to try Bubble Dough! From Creative Playhouse.~ B is for bubble dough! Sensory Activities, Sensory Play, Toddler Activities, Cornflour Activities, Toddler Games, Sensory Garden, Sensory Bins, Outdoor Activities, Bubble Dough

Play Recipes

A blog about toddler activities, art and crafts, sensory play, recipes and snack ideas, early learning and other thoughts on raising children

 Sand and bicarb mixed together. Spray mixture of vinegar and food colouring on the sand and it fizzes. Eyfs Activities, Nursery Activities, Science Activities, Science Ideas, Preschool Ideas, Toddler Activities, Outdoor Activities, Sensory Table, Sensory Bins

Magic sand! Sand and bicarb mixed together. Spray mixture of vinegar and food colouring on the sand and it fizzes.

Last week I found myself at the TTS ‘Time for Two’s’ Conference in Manchester. I was delivering a Keynote and a couple of workshops alongside Alice Sharpe amongst others. Ks1 Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Alistair Bryce Clegg, Abc Does, Early Years Practitioner, Early Years Teacher, Funky Fingers, Tuff Tray, Messy Play

Early Years Education | Alistair Bryce-Clegg at ABC Does

Alistair Bryce-Clegg is an educational consultant specialising early years education. At ABC Does Alistair offers advice for early years practitioners.

Chocolate Play Dough - Fine Motor - The Imagination Tree Valentine Crafts, Valentines, Roald Dahl Day, Funky Fingers, Imagination Tree, Tuff Tray, Crafts For Kids, Activities For Kids, How To Make Chocolate

Chocolate Play Dough - The Imagination Tree

In all the lovely activities going on last week for Valentine’s Day, I saw that LOTS of people were making chocolate play dough. How delicious! I absolutely loved the brilliant idea over at Counting Coconuts of playing with the dough using a real chocolate box to make little sweets. Such fabulous imaginative play! With the...Read More »

Play Counts: Soap dough: 2 35 oz containers of cornstarch (Sams Club or Costco) 1 56 bottle of Dawn dish soap Nursery Activities, Sensory Activities, Sensory Play, Activities For Kids, Creative Area Eyfs, Finger Gym, Tuff Tray, Messy Play, Toddler Preschool

It "Distappeared!!!!" : The Value of Unexpected Learning

Jack made something "distappear". To him, it was the greatest discovery Eh-VER! Making something disappear was a side effect of the joys of unexpected learning. Lucky enough for the children in my program, I have learned through the years that unexpected moments trump my plans any day. I came to the realization that my plans are tainted with adult, fenced-in ideas, and should have limited appearances in my early childhood program. Children should be trusted to lead their own learning and I…

Summer Snow- a super fluffy and icy cold frozen powder from Growing a Jeweled Rose! What kid wouldn't love to keep cool in the Summer by playing in the snow? Not only is Summer Snow AMAZING to play with, but it couldn't be easier to make! Sensory Activities, Sensory Play, Summer Activities, Toddler Activities, Sensory Table, Sensory Bins, Snow In Summer, Summer Kids, Winter Fun

Snow Foam Recipe

What do you do when you want to play in the snow , but there just isn't any? You make your own! Read on to see how you can make...

Make a farm yard sensory small world play scene to encourage imagination and early literacy skills Garden Pond Design, Japanese Garden Design, Garden Bbq Ideas, Spider Plant Benefits, Small Brick Patio, World Farm, Literacy Skills, Early Literacy, Imagination Tree

Farmyard Sensory Small World Play - The Imagination Tree

Make a farm yard sensory small world play scene to encourage imagination and early literacy skills

Sensory small world farm play Sensory Tubs, Sensory Play, World Farm, Activities For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Small World Play, Early Education, Pre School, Goblin

Small world play

(Goblin is 34 months) I have got a bit out of the habit of setting stuff up for Goblin to do first thing in the morning, and as a result...

Great idea for tuff spot? Tuff Spot, Sensory Play, Lentils, Trucks, Lenses, Truck

trucks & lentils

who said that that lentils are only good for eating?