Outdoor Play · Play Advice · Sensory Play

Shaving cream hunt- Get what you want out of a planned activity

I have always loved textures.  Even as a little girl I hated the textures of towels, napkins, and paper towels.  I was obsessed with minky blankets, flour, and shaving cream.  I know, weird.  However, as a mom I get to pretend I am making activities for my children, when really I just love to play… Continue reading Shaving cream hunt- Get what you want out of a planned activity

Learning Activities · Sensory Play

Ping Pong Pool Play

I have done this activity MANY times in my sensory table but I just had a thought to transfer it to the pool this summer. The girls and I all loved how it turned out! Supplies Small balls ( I used pingpong balls from the dollar store but you could also do ball pit balls)… Continue reading Ping Pong Pool Play

Sensory Play

Hidden Toy Sensory Play

Here is an activity that you can twist and fix to fit your little ones likes. Don’t look at what I have used and think, “Well I don’t have 97 pompoms and a container of counting bugs so this activity is out.” Do you have some cotton balls? How about you munchkins favorite tiny dinosaurs… Continue reading Hidden Toy Sensory Play

Learning Activities · Play Advice · Sensory Play · Small Manipulatives

Outside Word Play (Take a Minute Tuesday…)

Alright guys, I think this is a spin off of some activities Kelsie has done in the past for a new SUMMER addition 🙂 What you’ll need: Chalk Rocks Permanent Marker What to do: Pick whatever you want to work on with your cutie (shapes, colors, math, words, letters)  I chose letter sounds and sight… Continue reading Outside Word Play (Take a Minute Tuesday…)

Play Advice · Sensory Play

A Manageable Mess- activity and clean up

I am about to say something crazy. Maybe even terrible. You might even dislike me after the statement is out.  It is important to let your munchkins play messy. I’ve lost my mind you say? Yes probably, but the statement remains true. Playing with something messy can teach our children important concepts. I know it… Continue reading A Manageable Mess- activity and clean up