Rainbow activities :: art, science and sensory play

Add some color to your learning with our Rainbow Fun complete lesson plans. This set of resources gives you everything you need to plan a program of art projects, science experiments, recipes, games and songs, all with a rainbow theme.

Rainbow activities for kids :: rainbow art, rainbow crafts, rainbow science experiments and sensory play

Rainbow activities :: Rainbow Fun

This comprehensive resource is written by MaryLea Harris and draws on her many years of experience working with children in art classrooms. MaryLea is an artist, art teacher and mother of two. She combines her formal art training with her hands-on work in schools and art camps to create a resource which is easy to do at home or in class, fun, colorful, and which offers a rich arts and science education experience. Download your copy here.

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Complete rainbow themed program

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No salt play dough recipe :: taste safe, gluten free sensory play

The BBC reported this week that homemade play dough can contain enough salt to poison children. It said no fatalities have been reported, but advised that children should be watched carefully when playing with any play dough. It didn’t offer any alternative recipes that contain little or no salt, and it didn’t say that play dough is an amazing sensory material that offers so much to children who have the opportunity to play with it.

Homemade play dough, used with thought, care and imagination, is perhaps the best childhood material there is, in my opinion. So, rather than feel scared that it might harm our children, and stop using it, let’s look at how amazing it is, and try a salt free play dough recipe.

No salt play dough recipe :: homemade play dough, all natural ingredients, taste safe, gluten free option

The benefits of playing with play dough

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Sensory bags for babies, toddlers and beyond

These sensory bags made using gel are wonderful for using our senses of touch and sight, and combine especially well with the sunshine. Here’s how to make them and ideas for using them for sensory play activities.

Homemade sensory bags for sensory play activities for babies, toddler and older children. Love the tip about using it for spelling!

Sensory bags for babies, toddlers and beyond 

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100 sensory play activities

100 sensory play activities for babies, toddlers, preschool and school

100 sensory play activities

All the activities at NurtureStore encourage a hands-on, multi-sensory approach. Here you will find an index of sensory play activities by material.   Read more »

Homemade puffy paint recipe

This homemade puffy paint recipe is really quick and easy to make. With just four household ingredients, you’ll be ready for some fun art and sensory play in minutes.

Quick and easy homemade puffy paint recipe - ready in 2 minutes, don't need a microwave!

Homemade puffy paint recipe

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