“Memories establish the past; senses perceive the present; imaginations shape the future.” ~Toba Beta
The smalls love sensory play. It’s a fact. And why not? Through their senses, is how they learn. If children can see, touch, smell, listen, and sometimes even taste their play activities, just think of the information they will process. Experimenting, thinking, practicing small-motor and cognitive skills, learning cause and effect, honing their imaginations…all of this is done during sensory play. All of these reasons, plus the fun factor, is why we love sensory play so much here at Small Potatoes.
I decided it was time to put all our sensory activities in one place so you can find what you’re looking for without going on a serious hunting expedition!
This round-up is seriously easy to navigate. There are 3 categories…Toddler/Babies, Messy Play, and Preschool/Kindergarten. Each photo will have a link beneath it that will open up a new window with the activity instructions.
Ready? Let’s start with Messy Play…my favourite category!Rainbow Bubble-Fest
Next, is Preschool/Kindergarten…it’s our most extensive category.The Great Dinosaur Dig
The next 4 sensory activities will be found in the same location. They are part of our Imagination Bowl Series. The link will be found underneath the last of the 4 photographs…Imagination Bowls…Earth, Sea, and Sky
The next three sensory bowls are from our second installation of the Imagination Bowl series. The link will be found at the bottom of the third photograph…Imagination Bowls 2
*Many of the Preschool/Kindergarten sensory activities make great birthday/christmas presents for your kids or their friends. Simply make them on a smaller scale, in a smaller bin with a lid and add a little card to go along with them.
Lastly, is Toddler/Babies. This is currently our fastest-growing category…Vroom, Beep Zoom!
So there you have it! 30 different sensory play activities/bins you can do at home! I do hope you enjoy some or even all of these sometime soon!
Thanks for stopping by!
~Arlee, Small Potatoes