Posts from the category: Sensory Play

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...]

Gingerbread Rice Sensory Small World

Gingerbread rice sensory small world

My favourite festive scent has to be GINGERBREAD so when this week's Christmas Sensory Play Ideas challenge rolled around and the theme was SMELL, I just knew that gingerbread would need to feature in our idea. And feature it most definitely did! Check out our fun Gingerbread Rice Sensory Small … [Read more...]

Stained Glass Christmas Cookies & Milk

Christmas Stained Glass Cookies & MIlk Recipe: Great for cooking with kids

My kids love cooking and this stained glass Christmas cookie recipe is just perfect for getting the kids the baking and the eating! This week's Christmas Sensory Play Series posts are all about the sense of TASTE and when I think of children and sensory exploration and taste, I … [Read more...]