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Sensory Play

What is Sensory Play? Sensory Play or Messy Play is play that allows children to be fully engaged with their senses. Children use their 5 senses to discover and explore when involved with sensory play. Their sense of sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. By providing opportunities for sensory play children have the opportunity to not only develop their senses but they also develop holistically. Children will develop their […]

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Balloon Play

Today was so much fun! I suprised the children by hanging balloons all over the classroom. When they walked in they were so excited. I told them that for the first session we were going to be scientists and just observe. We saw the balloons sway a little and spoke about it. We observed some […]

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Play Dough

Play dough – one of the best activities you can have on hand for your young preschooler!  I have a fail proof recipe that will keep well in the fridge for at least a month or two! A few tips when using it though. Always play with play dough on tiles or outside. If you […]

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Rainbow Rice

Rainbow Rice is an inexpensive and fun addition to your sensory play. You can add funnels to the tray with cups and spoons, add it to plain uncoloured play dough. It is easy to make so here is how to do it. How to Make Coloured Rice You will need -: 1 cup long grain […]

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Dinosaur Sensory Play

Forget about Disney on Ice this week we really enjoyed playing with Dinosaurs in Ice! This was a multi faceted sensory experience whereby the children did ice paintings as well as play with the dinosaurs! Materials for Dinosaur Sensory Play dinosaurs pom poms popsticks food colouring add interest by adding glitter to frozen dinosaurs You […]

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Science Sensory Play

Hands on sensory play that allows children to investigate and experiment is essential. Having a tray of water (always under close supervision) with items that can be sorted into floating and sinking was this weeks activity! The water was shallow so we spoke about weight – how come a whole apple site in the water […]

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Safari Sensory Play

A safari themed sensory play is easy to create. I have a great black tray that the children can sit round or stand round and play. Each week I change this play so it is different and sensory. One week may be jelly, play dough, goop. Basically something that encourages fine motor development as well […]

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Sea Sensory Play

Sensory play is essential for young children. It is wonderful to see children get lost in their sensory play. Making up stories as they talk with friends. Here is my sea theme sensory play I introduced a few weeks ago. Ask Parents to Help with Your Sensory Play On my roster parents on their weekly […]

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