Category Archives: Sensory Play

Outdoor Water Wall

In the hot summer months, playing with water is an excellent way to cool off, but I don’t always have the ability to fill up the paddling pools for them to have a dip. A water wall is a great compromise, a way to play in water and cool off, but without all the prep work and hassle of filling and emptying their pools.

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Wonder Woman

One of the easiest and most fun children’s cosplays has got to be Wonder Woman. If you’ve got a bit of washable paint and some clothes line, you’re basically set.
Besides being super fun, face painting is also an awesome sensory  experience.

W is for Wonder Woman

Here’s the step-by-step on how SunnyGirl likes to dress up as DC’s most famous female character. (more…)

Dinosaur

I can’t speak for every geekling, but I know my own two both went through phases where they wanted to be paleontologists. I can’t blame them, dinosaurs are such a fun topic to learn about with a lot of opportunity for hands-on play.

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Simple Wild Kratts Sensory Bin

Its been a while since we’ve posted about our sensory bin play, but with the Wild Kratts theme popping up all this month I thought it was a good excuse to make a Wild Kratts sensory bin.

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For this bin I utilized a Create-a-Scene Free Printable which you can download from PBS.org as well as some blue and green party streamers. (more…)

A-Z STEM Saturday, I is for Ichnology

Through out this month of January, I will be participating in a collaborative series with 53 other bloggers organized by Little Bins for Little Hands to bring you the A-Z of STEM subjects. While this A-Z STEM series is happening, we also still have our weekly STEM Saturday linky party! This week we’ll be talking about Ichnology.

Ichnology is the study of traces of organismal behavior, such as burrows and footprints. It combines geology and biology in a way that is technically a branch of paleontology, though it isn’t limited to prehistoric animals. One area of ichnology, paleoichnology, focuses on the study of prehistoric or fossil traces while another branch, neoichnology,  focuses on more recent and modern day traces.

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We often teach our children about ichnology without even realizing it. Have you ever built a worm farm with them? Or taught them how to spot animal tracks at the park? If so then you’ve been exposing them to ichnology. (more…)

Snowman Stacker Discovery Bottles

After the success of our Jack-o-Lantern Discovery Bottles at Halloween, I knew I wanted to make something similar for the winter season so I gathered more empty peanut butter jars and set to work making these.

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Geek Sensory Bin Giveaway (and other geeky prizes!)

I’m excited to be teaming up with several other Geek-Parent bloggers to bring to you this geeky giveaway blog hop.
Basically, we each have a giveaway going on and you can follow the links at the bottom of this post to see all the various prizes and enter to win the ones you want.
The prize I’m offering up is a travel-friendly geek sensory bin (giveaway open only to those in the continental US) but there is also geeky jewelry, geeky printables, and even some fancy geeky chocolate which I’ve been told is delicious.
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Halloween Discovery Bottles

It has been a long time since we made any discovery bottles however this Halloween has provided us with the perfect excuse to throw some together!
Dollar Tree sells small jars of peanut butter which are short and round and just right for making pumpkin or jack-o-lantern discovery bottles.
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Messy Playdate 2014: A Roald Dahl Inspired Event

LittleMan is still working with early readers, however he has been a HUGE fan of chapter books since he was old enough to sit and listen to them read aloud. He is such a fan in fact that I eventually caved in and started getting him audio books because my throat couldn’t take reading aloud constantly. The first chapter books that he fell in love with were written by Roald Dahl: James and the Giant Peach, The BFG, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Magic Finger, and, his personal favorite, George’s Marvellous Medicine.
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