Shamrock Foam Dough Hidden Shapes Tray

Shamrock Foam Dough Hidden Shapes Tray by Crayon Box Chronicles

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Today’s invitation to create and play explores loose materials, hidden shapes and tracing, and classic foam dough.  Our shamrock foam dough is soft, fragrant, and uses just 3 simple ingredients – cornstarch, shaving cream, and green food coloring.  We added shimmering gold glitter and shamrock goodies to complete our easy-to set-up St. Patrick’s Day activity. Continue reading

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DIY Geoboard with Fabric Loops

DIY Geoboard with Fabric Loops by Crayon Box Chronicles

Trapezoids, squares, and right triangles, oh my! We love finding interesting ways to learn shapes and colors.  Our DIY geoboard is durable, educational, and sets-up in a snap.  This project has been a long-time coming for me, probably two years.  I wanted to wait until C was three and had a basic understanding of shapes.  He’s fanatical about shapes and colors, so I knew he’d gravitate to it! Boy, ow-boy was I right – he loves it! As a child, my favorite toy was a geoboard, so I think I’m just as excited. Do you ever find yourself playing with your kids toys? Continue reading

Shapes Bubble Wrap Painting

Shapes Bubble Wrap Painting by Crayon Box Chronicles

Pop, pop, pop! Let’s paint with bubble wrap today! This activity makes learning shapes fun! Plus, a quick lesson is color recognition, tracing, and cutting! Not only is it fun, but its a great sensory experience too.  This would make a super fun Valentines Day craft too – heart bubble wrap painted cards. Continue reading

Sensory Activity: Hidden Shapes Bean Tray

Hidden shapes bean tray for sensory play

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