Posts from the category: Sensory Play

Sensory Play: Spiced Citrus Playdough Recipe

Spiced citrus playdough recipe. Fabulous sensory play recipe for Autumn/Fall.

We love to make homemade play dough - it's a whole lot cheaper than its commercially produced counterpart and making your own also means that you can easily enhance the sensory nature of the dough by experimenting with different combinations of scents, textures, colours and other visual elements … [Read more...]

Chocolate No Cook Playdough Recipe

Chocolate (Uncooked) Playdough Recipe

I think chocolate playdough might be my favourite type of playdough. It smells amazing but it tastes like playdough so the kids won't eat it….. mostly!!! Chocolate Playdough Recipe You will need: 1 and 1/2 cups of plain flour 1/2 cup of cocoa 1/2 cup of salt 2 Tablespoons of cream of … [Read more...]

15 Ways to Have Fun With MUD!

Sensory Play Ideas: 15 Ways to Play With Mud

Whether it be a good, old fashioned mix of sand and water or thick and sticky, clay based earth, mud play is a fabulous way to engage children in real, sensory based play and we've got 15 awesome ways to get you playing! 1. The first step is creating a mud play space. Don't despair if you … [Read more...]

A GIANT Play Activities List for Exploring The Five Senses

A GIANT list of playful activities for exploring each of the five senses & sensory play ideas for kids of all ages

Looking for fresh ideas for exploring The Five Senses with your class? Then this list is the #1 place to start! Over 50 playful ideas for exploring the senses, sorted into categories for each of the senses - smell, touch, sight, sound and taste! These ideas are also perfect as invitations or … [Read more...]

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Book Themed Sensory Tub

Brown Bear Brown Bear Book Inspired Colourful Sensory Tub

Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see? I see a sensory tub waiting for me!! One of the very best books for young children is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (words by Bill Martin Jr and colourful illustrations by Eric Carle). The predictability, pattern and repetitive text paired with … [Read more...]

Sensory Play Ideas: 5 Games to Develop the Sense of Touch

Sensory Play Ideas: 5 Games to Develop the Sense of Touch

Human touch is essential to a child's development - and the benefits are not just for babies! Touch positively impacts bonding, emotional health, and the development of physical, language and cognitive skills. Playful activities that develop the sense of touch are not difficult, time consuming or … [Read more...]

21 Christmas Themed Playdough Recipes & Play Ideas

21 Christmas Playdough Recipes and Playdough Play Ideas

AJ is loving playdough play right now and a recent fascination with the story of The Gingerbread Man has inspired her to make wonderful collections of gingerbread men with sequins, tiny buttons and googly eyes as features. To extend her interest, I recently went looking for more Christmas inspired … [Read more...]

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...]