DIY Felt Button Chain~ Learning Fine Motor Skills  Colors: by cutting strips of colored felt and adding color coordinated buttons, children can explore making this chain over and over... great for saving the traditional paper material!

DIY Felt Button Chain~ Learning Fine Motor Skills Colors: by cutting strips of colored felt and adding color coordinated buttons, children can explore making this chain over and over... great for saving the traditional paper material!

To make these really cool sensory bags, all you need is some hair gel, baggies, and food color. I purchased hair gel from the Dollar Store and used food color that comes in tubes to make the bright colors…

Bright and colorful sensory bags for preschool

To make these really cool sensory bags, all you need is some hair gel, baggies, and food color. I purchased hair gel from the Dollar Store and used food color that comes in tubes to make the bright colors…

Creating a top for your sensory bin is as easy as finding some cardboard and taping the edges. By adding a new dimension that encourages spatial awareness, children will find new ways to interact with their sensory table!

Creating a top for your sensory bin is as easy as finding some cardboard and taping the edges. By adding a new dimension that encourages spatial awareness, children will find new ways to interact with their sensory table!

It’s gooey , it’s gross and it’s green! It’s a swamp and this sensory play idea was a huge hit!

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!

Touchy-Feely Sensory Tub Ideas - Kids Activities Blog

Touchy-Feely Sensory Tub Ideas

A list of 5 different ways to play with the classic magnetic fishing game to teach math, language, color, size and imagination.

A list of 5 different ways to play with the classic magnetic fishing game to teach math, language, color, size and imagination.

Frog Pond Water Table!  I added various small frogs, snakes, lizards and a crocodile to our small sensory table.  I cut green craft foam into lily pads, which turned out really great!  Awesome activity to do in Spring when talking about frog's life cycle!

Frog Pond Water Table! I added various small frogs, snakes, lizards and a crocodile to our small sensory table. I cut green craft foam into lily pads, which turned out really great! Awesome activity to do in Spring when talking about frog's life cycle!


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Button Snake Toy - Great for fine motor development

fine motor skills are strengthened with a simple homemade button snake

Swamp Sensory Tub--explore textures, smells, and more great gooey stuff!

Swamp Sensory Tub

Nice Montessori idea- could also set up a tray where she hammers the golf tees into the foam

Montessori Monday – Activities with Marbles and Golf Tees from Montessori at Home!

Nice Montessori idea- could also set up a tray where she hammers the golf tees into the foam

Toddler Activities for the Bored Toddler | Babble

Toddler Activities for the Bored Toddler

A great way to keep kids busy, just rubber bands and a soup can // Una buena idea para tener a los niños entretenidos, con bandas de goma y una lata

A great way to keep kids busy, just rubber bands and a soup can // Una buena idea para tener a los niños entretenidos, con bandas de goma y una lata

What are the best play ideas for toddlers? If you were thinking up the perfect mix of activities for 2-year-olds what would you have on your list?  I asked some friends what their children think are the perfect play ideas and here’s what we came up with.

What are the best play ideas for toddlers? If you were thinking up the perfect mix of activities for 2-year-olds what would you have on your list? I asked some friends what their children think are the perfect play ideas and here’s what we came up with.

Fun and easy to set up pond sensory bin. Kids can create their own sensory bins.

Fun and easy to set up pond sensory bin. Kids can create their own sensory bins.

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