Calm-down & time-out bottles: Fill a bottle full of water. Add one bottle of glitter glue & ultra fine glitter. Send this bottle with your child to timeout - to watch it settle and calm him/her. Once the glitter has settled, time-out is up!
Make your own lava lamps! Plastic bottle + vegetable oil (half fill the bottle) + water (fill the rest of the bottle + 10 drops food coloring + alka-seltzer (broken into pieces, placed 1 at a time into the bottle) = lava bottle
Squishy Bag - A tactile/multisensory approach to pre-writing and writing skills. Things you need - Gallon size Ziploc bag, glitter (optional), food coloring, hair gel (dollar store) I like this better than paint.
DIY busy board full of switches, latches, and doo-dads for babies and toddlers to manipulate. This is great for fine motor skills. It is also a hazard for giving escapee toddlers the skills they need to get out unsupervised.
Calming Glitter Bottles - so much fun to create! Ask parents to bring an empty but clean plastic container with a lid.supply glitter and cooking oil and create your own glitter bottles. The swirling glitter will calm and mesmerize even fussy kiddos!
Colored water in squeeze bottles for drawing in the snow. Totally doing this this winter. Science and Art grade Teach a lesson on the weather changes outside. Then take the kids outside and paint the snow with these colored water bottles