Toddler Tales ~ How to Make Your Own Sensory Table

For my toddler’s birthday this year, I decided to make him a sensory table inspired by Tom Bedard! I didn’t really know how this would turn out since I was attempting to create this with items I had on hand, except for the bag of beans. However, I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out […]

Toddler Tales ~ Making Reindeer Food

Who knew making reindeer food could be so much fun?! Needing a quick and easy gift for my toddler to give to his classmates, I settled on reindeer food. With only 2 ingredients, it’s so simple! However, I had no idea how much fun my little man would have with the process of making it! […]

All Around Child-Outside

I have been sharing the wonderful things I saw while visiting All Around Child in Overland Park, KS. So far we have explored the common areas, hallways, and the beautiful classrooms. Now you will get to see the masterpiece that is the outside play areas, but they are so much more than that. They are […]

Multi-Dimensional Sensory Table

There is something magical about boxes.  Add those to the sensory table and it is pure magic! Tubes and funnels where attached to a large boxes taped between two small sensory tables.  I put openings on all sides of the box so the children could move the rice in multiple directions.  I put a box […]

Sensory Table Mojo – Part 1

I love love love putting weird and wonderful things in my sensory table.  This is an old farm milk strainer.   I set it in the wire holder of an antique apple strainer.   It worked perfectly. It is magic. . . This was just a little sensory table that created big interest. Scooping, pouring and watching […]

Black Bean Sensory Tub

Materials: black beans and lentils lavender large glass discs (Dollar Store) little felted wool balls (Hobby Lobby) spoons and tongs little baskets tins and other containers on hand  Skills: Scooping beans with the spoons.  Pouring beans into the basket.  Filling the basket to the top and closing it. Picking up felt balls with the tongs. […]

Beachy Moon Sand!

Okay, I just love other bloggers!  Child Central Station mentioned she had her own version of moon sand using baby oil (instead of water)!  I knew I had to give it a try with the Ocean unit the kindergartens at my school do at this time.   It is wonderful!  It definitely holds its shape very […]

Make Your Own Moon Sand

MOON SAND RECIPE     It is a basic 2 to 1 ratio (sand to cornstarch) 6 cups of play sand (I used Crayola Brand – Blue) 3 cups of cornstarch  1 1/2 cups of cold water   Begin by mixing the sand and cornstarch together.  Next, add the water and mix it with your hands.  […]