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Fall Inspired Sensory Activities

Fall is my favorite season and one of our favorite ways to play is through sensory activities, combine the two and you have some super fun fall inspired sensory play activities.  These fall sensory activities are both fun to make and fun to play with! I have lived in Florida for more than a decade …
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Sensory Play:  Homemade Snow

Today is the first day of winter.  The weather was cool and crisp when we woke up, a very pleasant surprise after the 80 degree weather we have been experiencing!   We live in Florida, experiencing snow is very unlikely, so for the first day of winter we made homemade snow. Homemade snow is great for sensory play!  The …
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Fall Inspired Sensory Activities

Fall is here.  We live in Florida and I am having a hard time getting into a fall-ish mood with temperatures in the upper 80’s.  I haven’t always lived in such a tropical climate so when this time of year rolls around I miss the cool crisp air and beautifully colored leaves.  I decided that if I can’t have the fall that I …
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We are currently learning about space and we were due for a new sensory bin.  It seems that it was the perfect time for a homemade moon sand sensory bin! Making homemade moon sand is super easy and you probably already have the two ingredients in your home.  All you do is mix up, I …
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Sensory Play: Ice

The heat of summer is here.  The kids were wanting to play outside.  Our pool feels like a warm bath not a refreshing oasis so that was not an option.  We had a 10 pound bag of ice left over from Ava’s birthday party and  I had an idea…ice sensory play on this super hot …
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My husband, Shane, left town yesterday for another five-week stretch away from home.   I have found that the kids enjoy a few days of ‘down time’ at home to transition to the change/shift in the household.    Honestly, I need this down time as well to regroup and get used to being the only adult physically present …
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Ava sneaking a taste....

I have recently embraced the joys of sensory play.  I know that it is extremely beneficial for children and my kids LOVE it! This week we enjoyed spaghetti sensory play.  I got the idea from PlayAtHomeMom, there are so many sensory ideas on that site, you should totally check it out. I bought some spaghetti, …
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Sensory play has become one of my kids favorite times.  I totally love it as well.  It is a time where we can all let loose and be messy, silly, and goofy!  Often, it can change a day that is spiraling out of control into an amazingly awesome day.  Seriously, I cannot say enough of how much we love …
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