S.T.E.M. Activity with Salt Dough and Blocks

{For your convenience, this post may contain affiliate links}     It’s no secret that I love incorporating literacy opportunities in play. Actually, I’ll incorporate literacy in almost any activity, including eating! (see our Letterpress Toast) But I am admittedly less gifted in incorporating STEM activities into our daily repertoire (STEM activities include science, technology, engineering, and…

Nature Suncatcher

{For your convenience, this post may contain affiliate links} Nature suncatchers are nothing new. Preschool teachers everywhere make this activity a regular part of science exploration- and with good reason! When students are allowed to take a walk and gather natural elements, they are learning how to appreciate their surroundings. While in the classroom they carefully…

Toddler Architecture (with salt dough and blocks)

Play-Doh is such a playtime staple, but most [toddler] parents want a dough that is a little more “sensory safe”. That’s where salt dough comes in. While it may not taste great, it’s safe to test. Cannon does in fact taste test it every time we use it (it only takes a small nibble before he realizes it’s not so…