Posts from the category: Sensory Play

12 Days of Christmas Sensory Play for Toddlers & Preschoolers

12 Christmas Sensory Play Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Simple to make or set up sensory play ideas are my go-to activity on days when we are home and my preschooler is looking for stimulation. From babyhood young children learn through their senses and sensory experiences for toddlers and preschoolers are believed to help form and strengthen neural … [Read more...]

15 Simple Spider Activities

15 Fun Spider Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Looking for some last minute Halloween inspired fun? These fifteen spider activities are sure to fit the bill - toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners will love them, and I am pretty sure that bigger kids will too, though they might not admit it! Be sure to let me know which one is your … [Read more...]

20+ Super Sensory Play Ideas

20+ Super Sensory Play Ideas

Looking for sensory play ideas for your toddler, preschool or kindergarten? Lauren has put together a fabulous list ideas from all of the Childhood 101 contributors. This list sure is a keeper! The possibilities for sensory play are endless, and not only bucket loads of fun for little people, … [Read more...]

All Natural Homemade Rosemary & Lemon Scented Playdough

All natural Rosemary & Lemon Scented Playdough

We love making homemade playdough and I will often add elements of texture or scent to a new batch of dough to enhance the sensory input of the play experience - for example, you can check out our textured funfetti playdough here, our herbal tea scented playdough and our delicious mulberry playdough … [Read more...]

Cooking with Kids: The Blind Taste Test

Cooking with kids: The blind taste test. Are your children brave enough to take the test???

Do your children love to help you cook? Are they brave enough for a blind taste test in the kitchen??? This is a fun activity for children who are more on the adventurouss side when it comes to food experiences and trying new things. Next time you are in the kitchen preparing a meal together, … [Read more...]

Alphabet Games: ABC Water Play Park

Alphabet Game Ideas: ABC Water Play

Today we welcome our newest contributor, Jodie of Growing Book by Book, with a fabulous idea for combining water play with the alphabet! My 2 and 4 year-old boys love to play in the water.  They are each at different stages of learning the alphabet and sounds so this alphabet water activity was a … [Read more...]

Fun Summer Activities for Kids

Super fun summer activities for kids

Yikes it's hot right now on the sunny side of the world! Today we welcome Lauren of Teacher Types to the Childhood 101 team with a fabulous collection of summer play ideas. Ice blocks, sprinklers, sand and swimming – do these words make you think of summer time with little tikes? Yes! I’m here … [Read more...]

Painting Rainbows: Bubble Blower Painting

Bubble Blower Painting: Painting Ideas for Kids

POP! There is something just so magical about bubbles and my girls LOVE anything bubbles so when Immy came home from school recently declaring the bubble blower painting that they'd enjoyed that day was the most awesome activity ever, we just had to give it a go! It really is so simple, we … [Read more...]