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Sensory Activities for Kids : Popping Putty Goo. This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to shop through these links I will receive a small commission. Play with homemade silly putty in rainbow colors. Then add a bit of pop to them and enjoy this sensory activity while playing with the resulting putty goo. Follow our fun sensory activities for kids board Kids Play BoxFun Sensory Activities for Kids See On To make the rainbow homemade silly putty, you will need Method In a small bowl, add 2 TBSP of clear glue. I used disposable souffle cups to temporarily store the souffle cups { they would make wonderful party favors} { All our sensory activities for kids here} { Our low-mess sensory bins here} This yellow slime has some glitter in it.

Just playing with the silly putty was an amazing feeling. The kids just grabbed and squished all the colors. After just playing with the regular silly putty slime, it was time to add some sound effects to it. It’s all about experimenting and going through the process of “What if”. Clean up. Winter Sensory Bin : I-Spy Sensory Game. This post contains affiliate links for your reference. If you choose to shop through these links, you have our heartfelt thanks for supporting our blog!

An easy pretend snow winter sensory bin that can be quickly turned into an I-Spy game tub with all the winter elements. From the last couple of posts you can see that we have been having fun with our pretend snow. { Our simple winter sensory bin with sparkly snow and our pre-writing fun in sparkly pretend snow} We used the same sparkly sensory material as base and I added some fun knick-knacks to the bin while slightly covering a few and full-on burying a few.

I used the following items in the sensory bin. I have tried to link near similar products but you can use whatever you have on hand for this sensory bin I-Spy game. This activity contains small, loose parts. Clear GemsAcrylic Gemstones SequinsPom PomsGlitter Pom PomsMini Pom PomsJingle BellsButtonsBeadsPirate GemsWinter themed stickers Here is the completed sensory I-Spy game. Sensory Activities for Kids : Winter sensory play with pretend snow. This posy contains Amazon affiliate links for your reference. If you choose to shop through these links, you have our heartfelt thanks for supporting the blog! No play puts a smile on a kid’s play like good old sensory activities. Invite your kids with this 2 minute sensory activity set up that needs only 2 ingredients. It doesn’t snow where we live and we have to go to the mountains to see real snow. We recently did that and the children had a big kick out of it and talked about it for a while after the trip.

We saw our trip’s pictures together and decided that we need to bring in pretend snow to extend the fun. { Last year we enjoyed fake snow painting and an extension of that sensory activity – green goo dinosaur world along with a winter sensory bin} Here is what you will need for a fun snow sensory activity along with a cool ( get it? For the snow themed sensory activity you will need ( Amazon Links for your reference) For the Winter craft ( making snowy trees) Gorgeous right? Art Activities for Kids : Sandpaper Art with fabric. This post contains Amazon affiliate links. If you choose to shop through these links, I will receive a small commission. Thanks! Simple art activities for kids using sand paper and fabric.

Use yarn, fabric and felt pieces to create beautiful art. {More sandpaper art we have done in the past } Materials { affiliate links are included below for your reference} I had just 2 colors of felt on hand. I had my children envision a scene and start with a background. My 4 year old’s goal was to explore every single fabric on the table. She was the one who tried all the pieces, stretching, pulling and pinching every piece to see if they will adhere to the sandpaper. I really love the look of the spread out chunky yarn on sand paper. There were a few tulle and other net/lace like materials that were great choices for this sandpaper art. My 6 year old completed this simple sand paper art with all the added details of felt bugs, flowers and others. Will you try this simple art activity with your kids? How to dye pasta for art projects. Use regular food coloring to dye pasta and use them for kids art projects, kids crafts and for learning activities This post contains affiliate links.

If you choose to shop through these links I will receive a small commission. Dying pasta is one of the easiest art/ play recipe you can create instantly. Once you are done those tiny little gorgeous colorful pieces are ready for any art project, craft or even learning activity for the little ones. Materials { affiliate links below for your reference} Gather all your boring, uncolored dry pasta and get ready to transform them into something fun. Grab 7 little zippered baggies. Divide your dry pasta into the zippered bags. Add 2 squirts of our favorite AmeriColor Gel Food Color 1 capful of rubbing alcholol and start shaking!! Once the colors are evenly mixed, spread on a paper towel lined cookie sheet . If you want glitter pasta, add 2 pinches of glitter inside the bags along with the food color and rubbing alchohol. like this one we use. 12 Beautiful Spring Flower Process Art Ideas for Kids. Sensory Activities for Kids : 1 ingredient edible slime recipe. This post contains affiliate links.

If you choose to shop through these links, you have our thanks for supporting the blog! Sensory activities are one of our favorite kids activities. Today I share an idea for making non-toxic, borax-free, 1 ingredient edible slime that is ready in 5 minutes. {Click here to access all our sensory activities for kids we have done till day} Are you intrigued? I was too when I first saw simple slime idea here.

I also came across Coffee Cups and Crayons’s post on Borax-Free slime with similar ingredients. Materials [EDIT: Please note that if you want a rainbow slime, buy a store brand clear supplement with Psyllium. EDIT: Since I’m receiving a lot of emails with questions, here are a few commonly asked ones 1.You can do this on a stove top as well. Dianna Y. says: February 16, 2014 at 12:38 pm (Edit) Just made this on the stove top. Rubyannasmom@gmail.com 69.249.86.242 Submitted on 2014/02/17 at 11:14 am | In reply to Dianna Y.. 2. 3.

Or this. 2. 3. 4. Science Experiments for kids : Lemon Suds Eruptions. One of the best ways to inculcate a love for science in kids is by doing hands on activities– in this case we are doing a fun hands on science experiment that has so many aspects built into it that this turned into one of the most enriching and stimulating activities we have ever done. This one science experiment is a learning activity, sensory activity, fine motor activity all rolled into one. To top it all at the end of the science experiment you will have created a homemade all natural cleaning agent! How cool is that? We have done a few science experiments in the past, our recent red cabbage experiment and a similar baking soda and vinegar activity . We are again showing a vinegar free science experiment The supplies you will need. I set our small containers with clear hand soap and warm water mixed in to create sudsy water.

Please note that you can eliminate citric acid and use lemon juice instead but the size of the foam and eruptions will be less dramatic. Thanks for reading. How to get the Best Baking Soda and Vinegar Reaction! I thought I'd share a fun little trick that I discovered when I was trying out all different sorts of variations for our Foaming Treasure Stars.

I discovered a neat thing that makes HUGE foaming reactions and is really quick and easy. This is what we do every time now because it is just too fun! To demonstrate the differences between different approaches, my trusty co-scientist and I set out to run some tests. We know that when you're conducting a scientific investigation, you keep all but one thing the same. So we used the same amount of green baking soda each time, added it to the same little glass bowl, placed that inside the same glass pie dish, and reacted it with the same amount of vinegar each time. Since S is only 5, I didn't worry about gathering hard data - we decided to just use our eyes (and these photos) to talk about what we discovered. So first up, we did baking soda + vinegar. Finally we tried baking soda + vinegar with one squirt of dish soap added to it.

Conclusion? Easy shapes collage art and math activity. For the third idea in our ABCS and 123s letter and math activities series, please welcome Barbara from Art Bar who is sharing a beautiful way to combine art and math: making shape collages. Easy shapes collage math and art activity >>>> Download our ABCs and 123s guide here I have always loved a good collage project. As a child I think it was the excitement of using glue that drew me in! But then as I moved on to art school, I really just loved the opportunity to work on composition and balance.

An easy way to introduce collage to your child is to start with a few baskets of basic paper shapes in lots of different colors, and let your child explore. Let me tell you how to set up your table and the simple supplies you will need… Supplies needed: Tissue paper (circles and squares)Old art or paper scrapsScissorsCardstockClear glue or white glueBowlsBrushes Process: After setting the table with the materials and giving each child a piece of white paper, I just stand aside and let them work.

How to make a shell mobile :: seaside craft. Such a pretty seaside craft for kids, and a lovely memento of a beach holiday: here’s how to make a shell mobile. How to make a shell mobile :: seaside craft >>> Click here to see our favourite children’s books about the sea, with activities to match! This mobile is a beautiful way to use all those shells gathered at the beach, and makes such a pretty souvenir of a holiday.

And all that threading is a great workout for fine motor skills. To make one, we used all the pebbles and shells we gathered at the beach that naturally had holes in them. We used plain twine to thread everything together, and watercolour paints and beads to add some extra colour and interest. We painted our shells with the water colours, using marine colours of blue and green. The mobile is very easy to make. You can combine the shells, beads and pebbles in any pattern you like. To hang the seaside mobile we used a piece of our driftwood, and tied on the twine to make a handle. More ideas for shell crafts. Writing, painting and printing with carrots :: Easter crafts. Easter crafts with a dash of fun – have you tried writing, painting and printing with carrots?

Writing and printing with carrots :: Easter crafts >>>> Download our ABCs and 123s guide here What’s the perfect art material for some Easter art? Carrots of course! The children have been experiementing with different ways to make their mark with them this week. We set out some plates with orange and white paint, dipped in our carrots and tried some painting. They discovered they could write their names with carrots too. We cut off the ends from a few of the carrots, and they tried some printing – creating pages full of stamps, with lots of lovely paint texture. Then one of them realised you could cut out shapes from the sides of the carrots to make all sorts of different stamps.

They added in some white paint… and stamped out bunny rabbit shapes. ABCs and 123s : fun learning activities for letters and math. Salt, glue and watercolor paint process art activity. Try this salt, glue and watercolor paint process art activity for a super science and art project with gorgeous results. Salt, glue and watercolor paints process art activity With process art, which is what my Art Spark course is all about, the emphasis is on the doing of the art, and we encourage our children to try out materials and techniques. We’re not so focused on the end result – although this salt/glue/paint combination does create gorgeous designs. Rather, we’re exploring the possibilities of the materials we’re using.

It’s lots of fun! One of the benefits of process art is that it provides such a great invitation to explore the science of art, and this trio of salt, glue and watercolor paints are a super combination for scientific process art exploration. For this process art invitation you will need (this page contains Amazon affiliate links): salt – just ordinary table saltglue – we use a hot glue gun and white school glue. We also added in some salt. Join me for Art Spark. 20 great toy and doll sewing patterns. Repiny - Most inspiring pictures and photos! Science for Kids: Discovery Tubes. I have a soft spot for toys that teach and today’s DIY project sneaks some science for kids into a colorful, mesmerizing set of what I’d like to call Discovery Tubes. If you’ve been searching for kid’s activities in the last couple of years you certainly have seen discovery bottles.

They are a fantastic idea both for sensory play and calm down activities. Essentially you fill bottles with water and assorted items and children move the bottles around to discover the items inside. We are using our Discovery Tubes to explore a few scientific concepts: viscosity, density, and polarity. I know what you’re thinking, did she just say viscosity? You bet I did! Clear vinyl tubing can be purchased here online for 75 cents/foot. This post contains affiliate links to products I love and recommend to my readers, plus it keeps this little blog o’mine afloat! Materials For the tubes: To fill them: Baby OilCorn syrup for OobleckWaterLiquid Tempera PaintLiquid WatercolorsGlitter Instructions You’re done.

Magic Potions Density Tower - Babble Dabble Do. My kids and I may be afraid of the dark, but we held our breath and turned out all the lights this week for some glowing science magic! Now to clarify we did keep one light on, a black light, and gathered up some glowing liquids to make a mesmerizing Magic Potion Density Tower. Today’s project is part of STEAM Halloween, a blog hop with some of my favorite bloggers who all love STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math. Be sure to see the companion projects last the end of this post! This post contains affiliate links to products I love and recommend to my readers, plus it keeps this little blog o’mine afloat! NOTE: You must have a Black Light for this to work. Because it’s durable and powerful. Materials Black LightTall Clear Glass or JarFluorescent PaintCorn SyrupWaterYellow HighlighterTonic Water (must have quinine)Neon Glitter (optional)Baby OilEye Droppers (optional) Other liquids to try: (Note-these don’t glow but may be used when making a density tower) Instructions Tips.

Science for Kids: Overnight Crystal Garden. Growing a Crystal Garden has ranked pretty high up there on my list of fun science experiments for kids for quite some time now. I’ve also been itching to do a “wintery” science project and crystals remind me of all things cold, especially for those of us who don’t ever get snow, the downside of living in LA! The only reason we haven’t tried growing crystals sooner is because of the time involved. I’ll be honest, I am not a patient woman and though I proselytize patience to my kids, I’m not a very good example of this virtue! So days of waiting for a crystal garden to grow pretty much sent this idea to the “someday” list. That is until I discovered Epsom salt crystals….leave them overnight and wake up to magic!

Oh how much do I love thee Epsom Salt! To be fair, growing crystals using Epsom salt will not yield giant geodes bursting with color; Epsom salt crystals are small, delicate, and slivery. Materials Instructions Step Five | Cool Place the jar in the back of your refrigerator. Tips. Shrinking Chip Bags - The Lab. Dancing Spaghetti - The Lab. Magic Salt Crystal Garden using Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing. Slime Party - Elmer's Glue Borax Recipes - The Lab.