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Sensory Activities for Kids : Popping Putty Goo. This post contains affiliate links.

Sensory Activities for Kids : Popping Putty Goo

If you choose to shop through these links I will receive a small commission. Play with homemade silly putty in rainbow colors. Winter Sensory Bin : I-Spy Sensory Game. This post contains affiliate links for your reference.

Winter Sensory Bin : I-Spy Sensory Game

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. This activity contains small, loose parts.

Clear GemsAcrylic Gemstones SequinsPom PomsGlitter Pom PomsMini Pom PomsJingle BellsButtonsBeadsPirate GemsWinter themed stickers I wrote down the items I’m adding to the winter sensory bin on individual index cards. Sensory Activities for Kids : Winter sensory play with pretend snow. Art Activities for Kids : Sandpaper Art with fabric. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

Art Activities for Kids : Sandpaper Art with fabric

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.

How to dye pasta for art projects

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. 12 Beautiful Spring Flower Process Art Ideas for Kids.

Sensory Activities for Kids : 1 ingredient edible slime recipe. This post contains affiliate links.

Sensory Activities for Kids : 1 ingredient edible slime recipe

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? Materials [EDIT: Please note that if you want a rainbow slime, buy a store brand clear supplement with Psyllium. 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.

Science Experiments for kids : Lemon Suds Eruptions

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? 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.

How to get the Best Baking Soda and Vinegar Reaction!

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. So first up, we did baking soda + vinegar. Next we tried baking soda + one squirt of dish soap (AKA washing up liquid) on top and reacted it with the same amount of vinegar as above. 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 art and math activity

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. How to make a shell mobile.

Writing, painting and printing with carrots. Easter crafts with a dash of fun – have you tried writing, painting and printing with carrots?

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. 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 paint process art activity

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! 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?

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! 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! To be fair, growing crystals using Epsom salt will not yield giant geodes bursting with color; Epsom salt crystals are small, delicate, and slivery. Shrinking Chip Bags - The Lab. Dancing Spaghetti - The Lab. Measure 2 cups of water and pour the water into a clear drinking glass. Measure 2 cups of vinegar and add it into the clear drinking glass with the water. Add 3-6 drops of food coloring to the water and vinegar mixture. Add some pasta noodles to the glass. How much pasta? Magic Salt Crystal Garden using Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing. For generations, bluing has been known as an essential ingredient of a “Salt Crystal Garden”. This delightful crystalline formation became popular in the Great Depression, and is still known to some as a “Depression Flower” or “Coal Garden”.

By combining common ingredients (salt, water, bluing, food coloring and ammonia) over a porous base material (coal, sponge, or other), the salt recrystallizes into beautiful, delicate coral-like formations. Children growing one of their own have been winning blue ribbons in science fairs ever since! Elementary teachers find it invaluable in teaching their students about crystals – learn about more ideas for teachers. Slime Party - Elmer's Glue Borax Recipes - The Lab. Here’s the easiest way to make a big batch Elmer’s Slime. The measurements do not have to be exact but it’s a good idea to start with the proportions below for the first batch. Just vary the quantities of each ingredient to get a new and interesting batch of goo.

This recipe is based on using a brand new 8 ounce bottle of Elmer’s Glue. Empty the entire bottle of glue into a mixing bowl.