30 Sensory Bin Activities for Kids…A Small Potatoes Sensory Round-Up!
“Memories establish the past; senses perceive the present; imaginations shape the future.” ~Toba Beta The smalls love sensory play. It’s a fact. And why not? Through their senses…
Awesome Dinosaur Activity Bin for Kids - happy hooligans
Entertain your kids for hours with this super-easy Dinosaur Activity Bin! The hooligans played with this for the better part of a week!
Swamp Sensory Tub
It’s gooey , it’s gross and it’s green! It’s a swamp and this sensory play idea was a huge hit with both my 5 year old and my toddler. It was surprisingly easy to make and a great way to spend some chill time outside. Sensory play is so much more than squishing things it’s […]
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March Sensory Tub I - Bees
This is the first of two sensory tubs I made for James to use over the next couple of months (I'll share the other one later this month). As always, I had fun making them, but this was especially enjoyable because it's been over 6 months since I last made one! "Designing" and putting together these tubs is such a creative thrill for me - I know that sounds dorky, but it's true! Anyway, what with spring just around the corner, I thought it befitting to make a tub about bees. :) I adore bees…
Sensory Tub - The Human Body
The idea for this tub comes from one of my lovely readers, Mary, who reached out all the way from Thailand! (LOVE how connected we all are!) Mary asked me for some ideas for a human body sensory tub and I thought - why not make one for James? Next to geography and space, James is fascinated with human anatomy. Thank you, Mary for inspiring me! Now, I know this isn't the prettiest looking thing, but it is all about human insides, so... :) Here's what's inside: (bear with me, I had to creative…
Lunar Landscape Sensory Small World Play - The Imagination Tree
Create a sensory, small world play scene to replicate the moon’s surface and provide hours of space imaginative play for your little ones! Using recycled materials and homemade moon dust, it’s easy to set up and can lead to plenty of learning opportunities and creative story-telling too. Make your own moon dust!6 cups fine saltlarge...Read More »
Pond/Lifecycle of a Frog Sensory Bin/Small World Play
In honor of Spring, I created this pond/lifecycle of a frog sensory bin/small world play. I used fishtank plants, as well as fake plant leaves that i've collected from Goodwill (one of my favorite places for sensory bin material.) I made the lilly pad from a sheet of foam. The green rocks are those vase gems you find in the floral section. I also bought a packet of figures that show the lifecyle of a frog at Hobby Lobby and added these to the pond. We had lots of fun talking about how a…
Christmas Sensory Tub - Version 1
This week I made the children a couple of Christmas themed sensory tubs to explore. I intially planned to make one, but because of the diff...
Ocean Sensory Bin for Toddlers and Preschoolers - Happy Hooligans
This easy set-up ocean sensory bin will keep toddlers and preschoolers entertained and learning for hours. Make it with items you have around the house!
Octonauts – Explore! Rescue! Protect!
The Octonauts have played a role in LBM and my lives since they first aired on CBeebies. We’ve been waiting for the toys to come out since before Christmas 2010 and I was wondering if he̵…