My Christmas Five Senses Book: Free Printable
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My Christmas Five Senses Book: Free Printable

The sights, sounds and smells of Christmas stay with many of us for a lifetime. Perhaps cinnamon in your nasal cavity automatically takes you back to Grandma’s kitchen. Or at the first glimpse of a decorated tree, you’re transported to your childhood living room. For young ones, Christmas can be a season of sensory overload. Integrating…

10+ Fun Glow in the Dark Activities for Kids
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10+ Fun Glow in the Dark Activities for Kids

Some of my kids’ favorite books, toys, and clothing choices all have something in common; they glow in the dark. Glow in the dark stars- we have ’em! We even have a glow in the dark party every 4th of July! We are fascinated by the science of things that glow in the dark. How…

How to Make Lemon Sensory Bottles for Summer
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How to Make Lemon Sensory Bottles for Summer

My children and some of the neighborhood kids made their own lemonade stand last summer. They made signs and advertised. I was very surprised how well they did. They spent most of their hard earned money on cold treats from the ice cream truck. I mean… I get it! Lemonade is the perfect summertime treat….

Dinosaur Theme Preschool Sensory Bin Activity
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Dinosaur Theme Preschool Sensory Bin Activity

Dinosaurs have always been such a popular topic in preschool and kindergarten classrooms. It’s hard to imagine what life would have been like living with these gigantic and scary looking beasts. Maybe that’s why children, and adults, are so interested in them. The mystery of the creatures that used to be! Something children enjoy is…

Summer Theme Preschool Sensory Bin Activity
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Summer Theme Preschool Sensory Bin Activity

When I was teaching in the classroom summer used to be my FAVORITE season out of the four. Yes, I enjoyed sitting on the beach, relaxing in my hammock, and finally finishing a book. Summer break from classes and the busy schedule at school was always welcomed with open arms. Sometimes the heat can be…

Ocean, Sand and Seashell Sensory Bin Activity
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Ocean, Sand and Seashell Sensory Bin Activity

What’s better than lounging on a beach with ocean waves lapping at your toes?! Possibly nothing. This beach sensory bin brings all the magic of the seaside into the classroom. It includes sand, shells, and crinkle paper but you can include any other other ocean-themed items you’d like in this preschool sensory bin. Children will…

Spring Sensory Bin Ideas for the Little Blue Truck Springtime Book
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Spring Sensory Bin Ideas for the Little Blue Truck Springtime Book

Sharing books with toddlers, preschoolers, and young learners is one of the most important things you can do. Pair that with a sensory activity for preschoolers and that is a double win! This sensory spring activity is designed to use with the book, “Little Blue Truck’s Springtime,” by Alice Schertle and illustrated by Jill Mcelmurry….

Dinosaur Excavation Ice Activity for Preschoolers
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Dinosaur Excavation Ice Activity for Preschoolers

As many times as we’ve seen dinosaur movies at our house you would think my children would want to be paleontologists when they grow up. We have used a few dinosaur ‘bone’ excavator kits from online, but they can be pricy and messy. Our fun learning multi-sensory dino ice excavation activity is easy to make…

The Life Cycle of a Butterfly Sensory Bin for Preschoolers
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The Life Cycle of a Butterfly Sensory Bin for Preschoolers

Life cycles are so fun to explore with young, curious learners! It feels like a grand reveal when you show them a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis! The Life Cycle of a Butterfly Sensory Bin for Preschoolers allows kids hands-on, exploratory play to practice vocabulary and learn how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. I love…

Ice Cube Painting Summer Art for Kids
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Ice Cube Painting Summer Art for Kids

Our summer ice cube painting is sure to leave your kiddos feeling refreshed and proud of their creative mind. This activity is super easy and requires simple art materials that you probably already have lying around. See how many different colors can be used and combined to create new colors! Recommended Grade Level: My kids…

DIY Easter Sensory Bottle I Spy for Kids
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DIY Easter Sensory Bottle I Spy for Kids

Our Easter I Spy Sensory Bottle is a great way to develop descriptive language skills, math concepts, and fine motor skills. This changeable DIY activity can be easily made and recreated based on what supplies are available. Recommended Grade Level: “Where are all the Easter eggs? I can’t find them!” “Son, they are everywhere. Look…

DIY Unicorn Glitter Sensory Bottle for Preschoolers
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DIY Unicorn Glitter Sensory Bottle for Preschoolers

Early childhood sensory activities are a cornerstone of early learning. If you’ve ever wondered why sensory activities are important, it’s because of all the inherent benefits within each and every sensory experience. Activities that stimulate the senses create brain connections, develop motor muscles, improve language skills, and much more. Recommended Grade Level: This DIY Unicorn…