Painting with pipettes is a fun process art project that combines sensory play, art and science. It’s one of the projects included in my Art Spark resources which will give you everything you need to start a joyful art practice with your children.
A classic, no cook play dough recipe that you can make in minutes, using ingredients from your kitchen cupboard. Here’s a step-by-step recipe, along with ideas for a whole year of play dough activities.
Easy play dough recipe
These preschool discovery baskets provide just the right prompt for some creative, hands-on learning. Here’s how we use them for storytelling, pretend play, maths and science.
Preschool discovery baskets
These frozen math games are great for multi-sensory learning.
Frozen math games
One of my girls is so romantic, and this rose petal sensory play tub was made just for her. It smells wonderful and gives children a new natural material to explore – and it’s lovely for imaginary play.
Rose petal sensory play tub [Read more…]
Ahh, just looking at that picture makes me relax a little. We often use sensory play as a lovely way to chill out after school, or to transition from a busy day towards bedtime. Tired children sometimes need a little direction and sensory play offers an activity idea that’s interesting but also calming and relaxing. Play dough is our favourite choice for sensory play but today we tried something different: lavender dyed rice. It’s touchy-feely and smells wonderful – perfect for chilled out kids. Here’s how to dye rice and make a bedtime sensory tub.