Yard Work for Sensory Input

Yard Work for Sensory Input

Kids that need proprioceptive input will love helping out in the yard during all seasons, but fall can give them lots of opportunities to lift, push, and pull, giving their muscles and joints the sensations they need. And you’ll have a gorgeous yard to show for it!  ...
Pumpkin Play Dough | Sensory Fun for Kids

Pumpkin Play Dough | Sensory Fun for Kids

If you love pumpkins and pumpkin pie, you’ll adore this fun homemade pumpkin play dough. This activity is a wonderful sensory activity for kiddos, and it has a science element as well! Kids can learn a variety of scientific principles while making play dough,...
Scented Salt Dough Pendants

Scented Salt Dough Pendants

I love working with salt dough. It’s quick and inexpensive to make, and is versatile. On top of that, salt dough is a great sensory play item for your kids – whether they have a plan in mind for the craft, or just want to twist, pull, and mold the dough. Salt dough is...
Stress Busting Sparkle Dough

Stress Busting Sparkle Dough

Since our thoughts are consumed with Saint Patrick and all the fun his feast day brings around this Irish Catholic home in March, we made a sparkly golden dough. And then added a stress-busting twist.     We’ve been pretty busy around here lately, and stress levels...
Build a Snowman Creativity Prompt

Build a Snowman Creativity Prompt

Encouraging your child to be creative doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. Simply set out some fun materials, give him or her a prompt or ask a question, and get out of his or her way. I love setting up creativity prompts for my kids – especially during the cold...
Snow Dough Science

Snow Dough Science

My kids love playing with all sorts of dough, and they adore all things arctic. We’ve revisited this theme a few times in our homeschool. This time, when my 5 year old pulled out the Arctic Toob and asked if I’d make a “snow bin” for her in our sensory table, I tried...

DIY Light Table… for under 20 Bucks!

    Have you seen kids play with light tables in classrooms, museums, or art centers?     There’s just something about the way light shines through different objects – or doesn’t – that’s fascinating to little ones. I hadn’t really thought about how great light play...

Hands-On Fun: Art Appreciation

While the girls love arts and crafts, I’m not a huge fan of paint, and Trevor loathes the “messy-ness” of artistic creation – part sensory issues/part perfectionism. He hates getting wet or dirty and he hates not knowing if what he’s making will turn out how he...