Sea life sorting sensory bin- super easy and engaging activity for preschoolers! #learnthroughplay

Sea Life Sorting Sensory Bin

This post contains affiliate links This quick sensory bin made me a very happy mama on Monday! Let me explain why- the weather has been hot lately which means my kids haven’t been interested in playing outside like usual. That also means they are cooped up in the house while the baby naps and I…

Exploring numbers with our five senses: Number Sound Boxes

Number Sound Boxes

Welcome to the first post in our “Exploring Numbers through the Senses” series! To kick off our first post, we are sharing how we learned about numbers with our sense of SOUND. This was a tricky sense to explore numbers with, but it was definitely one of m son’s favorite! This post contains affiliate links…

Invitation to Make a Fall Sensory Bottle

Hello, Fall! Except, our fall does not consist of beautiful trees or leaves that change color :-/ I wish we had a real fall season! Instead, we like to enjoy the experience through fall activities (check out our “Invitation to Draw Fall Leaves” post). Confession of this mom-blogger: This was the first sensory bottle I’ve…

Make a fun and simple travel sized I SPY Bottle! A perfect activity for preschoolers that they can even help make!

Travel I SPY Bottle

My kids love to read the I Spy books (see how we made an “I Spy Numbers tray” based on one of them!) I wanted to expand on the idea and make it  into a simple activity that my kids could help make and enjoy while we are out and about. This post contains affiliate…

"My Family" themed sensory Bin

“My Family” Sensory Bin

A common theme at the beginning of the preschool year is “All About Me,” which sometimes includes the sub-theme “My Family”. This is a fun unit to put together because kids LOVE to see themselves (and their family members) in pictures! One of my boys’ favorite activities is looking through the pictures on my phone…

Weather Sensory Activity

As we move into the fall season, we’re seeing more of a variety in our weather than we saw over summer. There’s a bit more rain, definitely more wind, yet sunshine is still abundant! Fall is a great season! In some places, it’s the last bit of nice weather before snow arrives in the winter.…

This construction zone sensory bin is great for kids who love all things tractor!

Construction Zone Play

We love tractors. Tractor toys, activities, books, we love it all. Grandpa is a heavy machine operator (a.k.a. tractor driver) and his love for tractors had been passed on to my boys. Our Construction Zone Sensory Bin and Tractor Buffet have been big hits. Today we put a simple spin on those and just used…

A sensory bin to explore Starry Night!

Starry Night Inspired Sensory Bin

{For your convenience, this post may contain affiliate links}  I am no art major. I took a few art appreciation classes in college and enjoy going to art museums (when my husband agrees to accompany me!) When I do appreciate art, I try to be specific about the elements of the art that I am…

Alphabet Construction Zone

{For your convenience, this post may contain affiliate links}    Well, my boys still have an intense interest in tractors (have you seen our 10 Activities you can do with Toy Tractors post? This mini sensory bin was inspired by one of the activities there). It was super simple to put together and a great…

Sensory Name Recognition Activity

{For your convenience, this post may contain affiliate links} A few days ago my boys unraveled nearly an entire roll of tinfoil. I was about to throw it away when I decided to instead find clever ways to re-use it (see what our first activity was over on Munchkins and Moms Instagram page). I still had…