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Kiddies Zen Garden

A very simple way to recycle old draws and create a zen garden.

let the children play: worlds of imagination in a sand tray.

Oh I love these sand trays!

A blog filled with ideas for sand and water tables!!!  Yay!  This is a giant sponge idea and it is BRILLIANT!

This is the time of year I bring out the Giant Sponge. What is a giant sponge? It is a piece of foam cut from a foam mattress to fit into .

Amazing fine motor activities to build dexterity - Foil and blocks

Amazing Fine Motor Activities that Build Dexterity

Amazing fine motor activities to build dexterity - Foil and blocks

20 DIY Projects That Will Bring Your Child's Senses To Life

20 DIY Projects That Will Bring Your Child's Senses To Life

(Five senses unit idea) Sensory Balloons: dry beans, coffee grounds, hair gel…

Watch as the ball travels through tubes, pipes and chutes. A Tracking Panel on your outdoor preschool playground allows children to observe and demonstrate directional words. They can visually track the object as it goes fast, faster and slower. When children use a variety of objects and compare the speed of travel, they learn about physical properties and cause and effect.  The Tracking Panel is also available in cedar for your natural playground.

Plastic Playground Equipment, Outdoor Play, Playground Accessories – The Adventurous Child. I also like this for an inside playroom wall. Use large metal sheet. Then attach magnets to different size pipes for an build-your-own ball ramp contraption

Playing with pink sparkle fairy play dough invitation to play

Invitation to Play with Fairy Play Dough

playing with pink sparkle fairy play dough invitation to play

Fine-motor balancing skills ...I like the grass carpet squares for mats.

Fine-motor balancing skills: golf tees in tree cookies and grass carpet squares for mats.

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8 Creative Playdough ideas for kids

Learn with Play at home: Pipecleaners, Craft sticks, Playdoh & Animals. Invitation to play!

15 Quiet Play Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers, for the kiddos who "need" TV or are not napping.

15 Quiet Play Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers

15 Quiet Play Ideas for Toddlers. Iz is confused by this photo. It has her cup, tea pot and handbag on ;

How to create Reggio Emilia inspired play and environments at home Take the 30 Days to Transform Your Play challenge from An Everyday Story 30 Days TYP

30 Days to Transform Your Play

30 Days to Transform Your Play: Tapping into your child's interests to create more meaningful play - A month long interactive series

Create a Beautiful Rainbow Window

Create a Beautiful Rainbow Window

Translucent BINGO chips or cello paper What a great activity for children who experience long hospitalizations/are on isolation-Create a Beautiful Rainbow Window

Fairy small world play

Fairy Playtime for my girls

Life with Moore Babies: Play Dough Ideas from Mom's Library

Play Dough Ideas from Mom's Library

Play Dough Invitations for Every Month of the Year - Fantastic Fun & Learning

All you need is baking soda, black food coloring (found in baking aisle), and a bit of water.  Slowly add water until the baking soda is slightly moist   You want it to be damp and moldable but not wet.  If you add to much water it will turn to liquid which is actually a good thing for after the play but not before!  Baking soda dissolves in water making it 100% tub time safe.  It won't clog the drains and will actually clean them!

Gardening Bath - Bath dirt: baking soda and food coloring. Completely tub and septic safe. It will actually help clean out your drains.

20+ Drawing Ideas and Activities - journaling

Awesome Drawing Ideas and Activities

Kids and Journaling - ideas for what to include, writing prompts and journaling supplies