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.
The 4th of July is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than some red, white, and blue fun. This post is yet another installment of our toddler series, a collaborative series between myself and the clever Kristan of Munchkin and Bean.
My children love playing with sensory bins (and its good for them too!) so I of course decided to put together a 4th of July sensory bin for SunnyGirl to explore.
These days, times are tough and money is tight for most people. Despite this, many families still spend a lot of dough to give their children playful opportunities to learn, but you don’t have to! This activity was hours of fun for SunnyGirl, prompted some great learning through play and conversation, and best of all it was completely FREE.
I’ve joined with other bloggers today to create this Sensory Bin Challenge. The guidelines are simple enough: set out a container of plain white or brown rice for your child to explore. Do not dye nor scent the rice beforehand. Do not include tools nor toys to play with the rice. Simply give the child a bin of plain rice and let them add to it whatever they choose.
It is finally starting to feel like spring in our neck of the woods so I’m ready to put aside the snowy-day activities and get our warm weather fun on! To me spring all about the flowers and the insects and the birds. One of our favorite spring time themes is butterflies, and we’ve done quite a bit with butterflies in the past so sometimes it is hard to think of new ways to play with old themes. This bin was so super simple though, I can’t believe I never thought of it before!
The key to pulling the whole thing off was a butterfly shaped paper punch (the newest addition to my scrapbooking supplies). I simply punched out butterflies from three different colors of construction paper.
I am joining up with a great group of bloggers today to bring you 40 days of sensory bin fillers. Each of us is discussing one filler everyday for 40 days straight, you can get links to all the posts in the series over at Little Bins for Little Hands.
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We’ve just capped off our ABCs of Raising Well-Rounded Geeklings series and to celebrate, we’re giving away a geek themed sensory bin to one lucky winner in the continental US.
Sensory play is a big part of our lives and it is actually what bring us the majority of our readers (like you). I have always been eager to connect with others who do sensory play and eager to share our ideas for sensory play, so I’ve written quite a bit about it. The two most important posts about sensory play are our why and how posts:
– What is the point of a sensory bin? explains the why
– Sensory Bin 101 explains the how
Beyond that we have a wealth of ideas for sensory play ranging from simple to elaborate.
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If you spend much time on Pinterest you might start to feel like your sensory play is lack-luster compared to others. Or if you don’t do sensory play for your child, you might start thinking that it is a lot of time and effort to do so. Neither could be further from the truth.
We adults like putting a theme on everything. We like looking at something and knowing how it should be played with, but that defeats the whole point of sensory play: a child-led exploration of the senses.
One of the most popular bins I’ve ever created was mostly plain white rice and a couple winter gloves, a “snowman” bin. (more…)
For this bin I used pink and white silk rose petals, red and white pompoms, heart shaped bracelets, heart shaped containers, purple and pink heart shaped foam stickers, plastic heart shaped gems, and measuring cups.