Sensory Bottles

Sensory bottles are a really cool way to get in sensory play with your little ones. These 2 colored ones are awesome for color identifying practice, too! Materials: Bottles – mini travel bottles from Boots are a great size for babiesBaby OilWaterFood coloring or liquid water colorsWilton’s Candy Melt Food ColoringFunnel Start by filling half of the bottle up with water and add a few drops of either food colouring or liquid watercolours. Give it a good swish to spread the colour throughout the water. In a separate bowl ... read more

DIY Pufferfish Craft

Get ready to explore the ocean with your little ones with this “Paper Loop Pufferfish Craft” by ourkidthings.com. Not only a super easy craft, but the activity is great for fine motor skill practice for your older kids. https://ourkidthings.com/paper-loop-pufferfish-craft/ You can find all the supplies and instructions you’ll need here to build your DIY pufferfish. I guarantee you already have all the materials in your home! It’s a fun activity to get in scissor cutting practice, as well. Personalize and ... read more

Gardening with Sensory Kids

Have you’ve taken up gardening with your kids? It’s a great reason to get outside and explore nature with your little ones. Even if you don’t have garden space outside, you can plant an indoor herb garden! It’s good growing weather — how about going outside and getting everyone’s hands dirty? Here’s an article with plenty of information for you and your child to choose a crop to grow, whether you like flowers or food: https://learn.eartheasy.com/guides/gardening-with-children/ Bonus: If you have a picky eat ... read more

Paper Fan Watermelon Craft

Keep the kids cool this summer with this Paper Fan Watermelon Craft for Kids! This paper fan craft is easy to make using only a few common materials you probably already have in your home or classroom. Your kids will enjoy some fun, summer crafting and you’ll love how frugal and easy it is! These watermelon paper fans would be a great activity for the kids to do on a rainy day, or as part of a summer party or outdoor picnic. Supplies: paper plateslarge crafting sticksmasking tapepink, green, and black paintpaintbrushcotton s ... read more

Paper Red Poppies

With Remembrance Day (or Memorial Day) coming up, here is a new red poppy craft for parents and teachers to make with kids to make talking about the day and it’s importance a bit easier. Today, I’m sharing how to make Red Poppy Paper Flowers which can be used as a decor piece or transformed into pins after you’re done. These paper poppies can be used to decorate picture frames, you can add magnets to the back, or you can turn them into pins. You could even glue pipe cleaners, kebab skewers or wire to them to make a bouquet. ... read more

Handprint Strawberry Craft

This super cute Handprint Strawberry Craft is such a fun spring craft for kids! This craft is easy for young children to make and a fun way to celebrate the season. Perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade age kids. Supplies: Red Construction PaperScissorsBlack PaintGteen Construction PaperPencil Directions: To begin making the craft, draw a strawberry on the red construction paper. To help my young children, I tell them to draw a heart but make the bottom of it rounded instead of ... read more