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Sensory Spaces

Ideas for creating fun and healing sensory experiences

10 Creative sensory bin fillers. Includes both common and unique ideas. Also has container ideas for sensory bins!

This is a fabulous idea! Take small glow sticks and put them in plastic eggs. Then hide them in the house and turned off the lights for the hunt. Must remember this!

How To Make Fairies In A Jar. This is something everyone will love you can just imagine the look on your childs face when they see this and its something they will never forget so its worth a little work on this one. FAIRIES IN A JAR DIRECTIONS: 1. Cut a glow stick and shake the contents into a jar. Add diamond glitter 2. Seal the top.

Letting kids LIVE - seriously an awesome list of 200 easy things for kids. ages 1-5

Water marbles! Crazy how a few kitchen ingredients will make these. Weird, I can't wait to try. Science party? THiS is COOL!

So fun to make with the kids - Snow Dough! Includes printable Label for your mason jars.

Bouncing bubbles...bubbles that don't pop! Just like the Gymboree ones! Yay I've been looking for this recipe

ice tunnels--a water, salt, and color experiment that's as much open-ended play and creative exploration as it is science demonstration

Detailed drawing of the human cortex taken from Ramón y Cajal's Comparative study of the sensory areas of the human cortex. Top: Nissl-stained motor cortex of a human adult. Bottom: Golgi-stained cortex of a 1.5-month-old infant.

A company called Blandito has designed a circular, foldable pillow that can be manipulated into many shapes (bed, chair, cubbies of different kinds.) Extra larges for adults as well as children's size. I can see this being great biofeedback for sensory averse/craving children. Too bad it's still in the design phase!

Story Stones are a Creative Way to Tell Stories and Also Offer Sensory Play Experience. Learn How to Make Story Stones and Use them to Facilitate Storytelling - driven by the kids themselves.

27 Awesome ways to have fun learning and creating with your kids and food

Christmas Fine Motor Skill Activity

salt + watercolor = fabulous texturized art - love the look of the finished piece.

Magic Milk Paint--pour whole milk in a bowl, add food coloring and take a toothpick dipped in a little dishsoap and watch the magic begin! Great project for kids:)

Put glue on paper in designs, pour salt over it and then drop small watercolor paint droplets and watch the colors grow!

Make rainbow rice- it's like sand, but much less messy. Use it inside to keep your little ones entertained on rainy days!