Ideas for sensory play

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Mess-free finger painting for kids. Paint in ziplock bags, taped to table. Great distraction, no mess! -I would even play with this! Kids Crafts, Craft Activities For Kids, Toddler Crafts, Projects For Kids, Summer Activities, Craft Ideas, Indoor Toddler Activities, Preschool Color Activities, Infant Crafts
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Mess-free finger painting

Last week I put together a mess-free finger painting project for the boys. This was definitely a success! I first saw the idea on Pinterest ...

Grow seedlings in recycled containers as greenhouses. Any clear plastic container will do. Use paper towel rolls or toilet paper rolls as a pot. When ready to plant, simply place the whole roll in the ground and plant. Doing this for my veggie garden! Organic Gardening, Gardening Tips, Gardening Shoes, Mini Serre, Growing Seedlings, Growing Seeds, Clear Plastic Containers, Recycling Containers, Plastic Bottles
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Organic Gardening... Growing Seedlings in Recycled Containers (tutorial) | Intuition Physician

I have been saving some old boxes and cardboard tubes and plastic lids and such for the past several weeks… it’s so wonderful how you can recycle things you find around your home into something you needed and wanted, for free! Today I’ll show you two different ways to create mini-greenhouses for your precious seedlings.... Read more »

25 Free Backyard Playground Plans for Kids: Playsets, Swingsets, Teeter Totters . - 25 Free Backyard Playground Plans for Kids: Playsets, Swingsets, Teeter Totters and More!

25 Free Backyard Playground Plans for Kids: Playsets, Swingsets, Teeter Totters and More! | The Tool Crib

Scribble Doodle and Draw: use paint baggies to practice printing letters, sight words, spelling words, etc. this would be good for livi's sight words. Teaching Reading, Fun Learning, Preschool Activities, Fine Motor Activities For Kids, Preschool Alphabet, Alphabet Crafts, Learning Spaces, Group Activities, Preschool Worksheets
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Creative way to make printing practice fun

A fun hands on way to practice printing sight words, spelling, alphabet letters and pre-printing shapes.

Barefoot Parks and Sensation Paths – Playscapes (I love the idea of having such … – natural playground ideas

Barefoot Parks and Sensation Paths - Playscapes

Continuing my musings on this idea of play-as-path and path-as-play…there is no better example of this in the ‘natural play’ arena than the barefoot park. Having led the way in the development of the natural playground, the European countries–particularly Germany and Austria–have moved on to advocate that natural elements and surfaces be accessible to the - Read the rest...

A resource for parents who are looking for occupational therapy activities that can be done at home and with household materials. Skill areas include fine motor, visual motor, crossing midline, self help skills, sensory processing and handwriting. Sensory Motor, Autism Sensory, Sensory Diet, Sensory Issues, Sensory Play, Sensory Tools, Work Activities, Motor Activities, Music Activities
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Newborn Hacks to Make Mom Life Easier Life with a new baby is beautiful, but it isn’t exactly a walk in the park. Before Baby, Baby Massage, Baby Development, Newborn Care, Baby Newborn, Everything Baby, Baby Kind, Baby Play, Infant Activities
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How to play with a newborn baby - Laughing Kids Learn

How to play with your newborn baby

Lay down a bubble wrap run. Lay down a bubble wrap run.,Kleinkind Bubble wrap run! This… Is Genius! They can wear themselves OUT.so fun! Related posts:Button Christmas tree ornaments - set of. Winter Activities For Toddlers, Indoor Activities, Sensory Activities, Infant Activities, Summer Activities, Diy Party Games For Toddlers, Holiday Activities, Games For Babies, Family Activities

Bubble Wrap Run: Simple Indoor Fun!

We had a package arrive that included a long piece of bubble wrap so on this chilly winter's day and after being cooped up inside with colds for a week, I knew exactly what to do with that bubble wrap! I taped it on the floor in the long hallway for a Bubble Wrap Run to encourage Gross Motor Skills and Large Movement! Both boys had so much fun with this all day long! Not only was it just fun to walk/run across, but we played this game where we had to walk as softly and gently as we…

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DIY Sensory Board for Babies - Laughing Kids Learn

Here are instructions on how to make a DIY sensory board for babies. Simple to make and great way to have them explore textures and sounds.

Button Snake teaches children button skills, and strengthens fine motor skills. Super easy to make and little ones just love this activity & early childhood development, preschool, visual motor, bilateral coordinati Motor Skills Activities, Preschool Activities, Fine Motor Activities For Kids, Toddler Fine Motor Activities, Occupational Therapy Activities, Dementia Activities, Gross Motor Skills, Physical Activities, Cerebral Palsy Activities
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Homemade Toys & Learning Activities from Felt

I love making simple toys for my own kids or as gifts for others. And one of my favorite materials to use is felt! It seems like the possibilities of what you can do with felt are endless, and the best part is it’s so easy to work with. You can cut it without worrying …

Pool Noodle Hurdle: Kids must run and jump over all 4 hurdles. When I was thinking of fun Olympic Games we could play with the kids, I immediately knew I wanted to make hurdles of some kind. I remembered a post from t

Hurdle Run - I Can Teach My Child!

When I was thinking of fun Olympic Games we could play with the kids, I immediately knew I wanted to make hurdles of some kind. I remembered a post from

pipe ball lawn game built for game in backyard. And a bunch of other DIY backyard games.

How to Build a Pipe Ball Lawn Game

TOH's Team Saturday shows how to cut and connect drainpipe into a rack for a simple but challenging ball-toss lawn game

Sensory and fine motor play with ROCKS! By Sugar Aunts. Sensory and fine motor play with ROCKS! By Sugar Aunts. Sensory Tubs, Sensory Boxes, Sensory Diet, Therapy Activities, Preschool Activities, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Speech Therapy, Toddler Preschool
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Sensory play activity with rocks - The OT Toolbox

We are huge fans of sensory play around here. This super simple rock activity kept the kids occupied for a long time one day. It doesn’t take much to keep a couple of toddlers and preschoolers busy when you give them a bin of soapy water and something to clean! Sensory play and fine motor play ... Read more

Sensory and fine motor play with ROCKS! By Sugar Aunts. Sensory and fine motor play with ROCKS! By Sugar Aunts. Sensory Tubs, Sensory Boxes, Sensory Diet, Therapy Activities, Preschool Activities, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Speech Therapy, Toddler Preschool
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Sensory play activity with rocks - The OT Toolbox

We are huge fans of sensory play around here. This super simple rock activity kept the kids occupied for a long time one day. It doesn’t take much to keep a couple of toddlers and preschoolers busy when you give them a bin of soapy water and something to clean! Sensory play and fine motor play ... Read more

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Stoplight Beanbag Toss - I Can Teach My Child!

This is a super-easy activity that teaches colors too! Here's what you'll need: 3 pieces of construction paper (red, yellow, and green), a piece of

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DIY Garden Trellis Projects • The Garden Glove

Check out these DIY garden trellis projects, ideas and tutorials and find one that's right for the style, feel, and needs in your garden!