Grab your bouncy balls, paint, and paper and let’s explore open-ended messy art today! Bouncy ball art is so much fun! Our invitation to paint and play is messy, encourages movement, and is a great sensory experience. Trust me though, this mess is so worth it! Who needs a paintbrush when you have bouncy balls! It’s bounce, bounce, bounce time! Continue reading
I’m really excited for today’s invitation to paint with Fall spices and sprinkles. C’s been gravitating towards more open-ended play lately. I’ve been setting-up simple invitations to play that allow him to explore materials freely with no expectations or direction. Continue reading
Rawr! Meet our scaly Brachiosaurus dinosaur! He’s super fun to make and a great sensory experience.
- 2 paper plates
- tempura paint (colors of choosing)
- kid scissors
- white glue
- black marker
- green lentils
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Caterpillars are too cute! This fun, simple craft will challenge your preschooler in color recognition, sequencing, and counting!
- Clip-style Clothespins
- Elmer’s Washable Glue
- Pipe Cleaner, 2 inch length
- Googly eyes
- Black Marker
- Run a line of white glue down one flat side of the clothes pin.
- Have your child carefully place their pom-poms in the line of glue to form their caterpillar. Discuss color recognition, color sequencing, and counting.
- Next, bend the pipe cleaner into a “V” shape to create the antennae. Insert the antennae between the first and second pom-pom, adding glue if necessary.
- Put two dots of glue where the eyes will go and put the eyes in place.
- Add the mouth using a black marker.
- Let the glue dry completely.
Pom-pom painting is a fun way to recycle those old clothes pins. Let’s use them as our brushes today!
- clothes pins
- pom-pom balls
- non-toxic tempura paint
- paper plate
- Attach pom-pom balls to clothespins, dip, and paint! Let your child’s inner Picasso shine!
Sensory learning involves the processing of stimuli through your senses – taste, touch, smell, hearing, and vision. It gives your child sensory experiences that help them develop dexterity – pincher grasp; teaches them about the properties of objects and substances – weight, balance, measurements; and helps them identify words associated with sensations – hot, cold. Continue reading
Vrooooooooom! Honk! Beep! Let’s explore our tactile sensory today and paint with vehicles! Ready, set, go … Continue reading
Rip! Tear! Babies love to rip, crinkle, and squish things. Let’s explore their tactile and auditory senses and let them create a paper collage. Continue reading