Best Small World Sensory Play Activities of 2013

Best Of 2013 Small World & Sensory Play Activities from Crayon Box Chronicles

Welcome to 2014 friends! It’s been a great year! Although we haven’t reached our one year blogiversary yet, there has been so much growth and excitement! Whether you’re just joining us or you’ve been with us throughout the year, we are so grateful.  Life is busy and we appreciate you taking the time to stop by and visit, comment, and share your experiences.  After a month off, we’re back with a fresh blog design and a new direction! I hope you like it! Continue reading

Sticky Scented Rice Christmas Tree – Winter Sensory Play

Sensational Winter Sensory Play Series by Crayon Box Chronicles

Welcome to our last post in our Sensational Winter Sensory Play Series! I’m teaming up with the wonderful and super-talented Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails to bring you fun, sensory-related winter activities in November.  So far we’ve explored the Antarctic Sensory Iceberg with small world play and Build-A-Snowman Foam Dough play! Today, we’ll be making Scented Rice Sticky Christmas Tree.  We will be linking to each others posts, so please stop by Jaime’s page too! Links will be at the bottom of each post.  Now, let’s dive into our scented rice activity!

Sticky Scented Rice Christmas Tree Art by Crayon Box Chronicles

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R is for Reptiles: 31 Days of ABCs

R is for Reptiles - Painting & Sensory Play by Crayon Box Chronicles

We are so thrilled to be participating in the 31 Days of ABCs series hosted by All Done Monkey! 31 different bloggers will feature a letter, showcasing fun activities related to their letter.  There are so many talented bloggers involved in this series to create an incredible resource for learning the alphabet! Also, each blogger will host a link-up for other bloggers to share their posts for the letter of the day! For even more ABC learning, follow the 31 Days of ABCs Pinterest board. Continue reading

Concept Sensory Bin

Concept Sensory Bin by Crayon Box Chronicles

[Contributor Post at Allfortheboys.com]

Psst! Have you heard the exciting news?! We’re a new contributor at All For The Boys! Last week we explored messy concept sensory paintingdiscussing the difference between big and small.  Understanding basic concepts helps strengthen a child’s vocabulary and builds early mathematical skills.  

Let’s dive back into our series today and discuss fun concepts — longest :: shortest, fill :: pour, full :: empty, and up :: down.  Today’s ultimate learning sensory bin is full of basic concepts, fine-motor activities, shapes, colors sequencing, and letters!  Aside from all the fun learning, we’ll experiment with our lacing lids we made last summer, measuring, and sensory play with bright teeny-tiny pasta!

To continue reading, see Concept Sensory Bin at All For The Boys blog.

Monster Truck Sensory Bin

Monster Truck Sensory Bin by Crayon Box Chronicles

Zooom! Crush! It’s an action packed, engines roaring, metal crushing kind of day! It’s monster truck time —sensory bin style! Rev-up your imaginative minds and explore thrilling stunts, tunnel gates, and the ultimate rocky raceway with us! This easy-to-set-up sensory bin is super fun and uses just a few recycled items! Start your engines —it’s sensory play time! Continue reading

Dinosaur Goo Game

Dinosaur I Spy Goo Game by Crayon Box Chronicles

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Can you find the Triceratops in the gooey-globby slime? Remember the green slime from Nickelodeon as a kid? Well, this is a clear version that stretches, pulls, and twists for sticky, gooey sensory fun! Let’s grab our magnifying glasses, put on our Paleontologists hats, and play the dinosaur goo name game! Continue reading