Tactile matching game. Balloons filled with rice, flour, sugar, small pearl tapioca, lentils, quinoa and pumpkin seeds. Each balloon has a match, and children have to find it.

ping pong ball match-copying a pattern visual-motor

Weather: Fill the cup with water. Put shaving cream on top for a cloud. Explain that when clouds get really heavy with water, it rains! Then put blue food coloring on top of the cloud, and watch it rain. Kids love experiments! WEATHER UNIT @Alyssa Umscheid!?

tactile activity for speech sounds

Prepositions game...so simple!

Sensory balloon with matching cards (",)

Busy Bags for littles - WOW! Check out this organization! This would be great for math manipulatives in bags, CDs / DVDs for check-out in school or classroom library, storage of small parts in classroom and so much more!

My version of the balloon sensory matching game. I filled 4" x 3" bags with about a tablespoon of each kind of filling that went in the balloons to make a see-and-feel matching game for my two year old son. I also double bagged everything, i.e. one filled, knotted balloon inside a second knotted balloon, and one filled, taped clear bag inside a second taped clear bag.

E is for Explore!: Story Interaction: Encourage them to act out the parts of main characters in books. Not only will they have fun, but this activity will also help with reading comprehension. Snap photos of the kids. Then, have them draw/paint backgrounds and settings from a book. Then, paste their photo within the art they've made.

Balloon Five Senses Game: Touch

ice eggs - Freeze balloons filled with water and small toys. Cut balloon off and play with eggs outside. Provide spoons for cracking ice and digging treasures out. SUMMER

sensory balloons - balloons filled with water, flour, rice, corn, pasta, etc

Sensory bottles

rice pop bottles anything you can find to put in it

DIY Matching game

Pattern Matching

where's the bear? sight word practice. Could make a game board to go with this. First one to find the bear ___ times wins.

Directions: 1. Blow up 10 balloons. 2. Number them from 1 to 10. 3. Hide the balloons throughout the house- upstairs and downstairs. 4. Have your children work as a team to find the balloons in order. 5. If they find number 9, they aren't allowed to get that balloon. They must start at 1, then 2, and so on. 6. Sit back and watch the fun! (Might be fun to stick notes or treasures in the balloons, Pop to find)

They wrote their hopes and dreams in balloons and attached a picture of themselves soaring with them.

Alphabet car game to match capital/lowercase letters.

Popsicle Stick Patterns Busy Bags This is a brain workout. Kids need to match the pattern on the cards with colored popsicle sticks to make it look like the card. Totally diy!