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Sensory Walk (Working Draft)

Sensory Walk (Working Draft)
Children are often using their hands for sensory play, but this activity is unique in that it encourages sensory exposure with their feet! This is a wonderful, DIY activity for encouraging sensory input from using materials you already have at home!

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DIY Creative Painting (Working draft)

DIY Creative Painting (Working draft)

Arts & Crafts is such a fun way to encourage self-expression, fine motor skills, creativity and learning. At our house, we love using common household objects (and sometimes even food) to experiment with different mediums for painting. This easy DIY activity will offer you tons of ideas to invest some time creating with your kids. Your little one can practice color recognition, mixing colors, fine motor skills, coordination, creativity, self-expression and more. Let your child take the lead on choosing items to dip into the paint. You will get a great glimpse into their mind as well as their interests....

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Tin Foil Animal Rescue (Reviewed by MC)

Tin Foil Animal Rescue (Reviewed by MC)

Tin Foil Animal Rescue is a parent-favorite activity for keeping little ones occupied and focused. 

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Smash Bin (Working Draft)

Smash Bin (Working Draft)

Do you ever have any stale cereal or crackers in your house? Do you have a toddler in your house? If you answered yes to both of those questions then this is a must try activity. It’s simple, engaging and is great for promoting your littles fine motor development. The best part is after they finish smashing all the cereal and/or crackers you can use this a second time as sand for a taste safe sensory bin. Materials: Stale cereal or crackers Large bin to contain the mess Toy hammer, spoon or potato masher for smashing  Instructions: Start by placing...

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Egg Carton Color Sort (Reviewed by MF)

Egg Carton Color Sort (Reviewed by MF)

Do you have an egg carton and some popsicle sticks laying around your house? If so, grab them both, a few markers and a pair of scissors and you are all set for the easiest color matching DIY yet! Materials: An empty egg carton A pair of scissors Popsicle sticks (or tongue depressors)  Markers DIY Instructions:  Flip your egg carton upside down. Outline the diamond of the individual sections in a variety of colors using markers. If just introducing colors for the first time, stick to the 3 primary colors: red, blue, and yellow. If your child already has exposure...

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