Summer is around the corner and there will be many moments where moms everywhere, including myself, need quick boredom busters for their kids. I'm not talking about complicated crafts that you have to plan ahead or buy lots of supplies. I'm talking about EASY boredom busters where you can mostly use things you already have around the house.
Babble recently published a post called 25 Sensory Recipes Play Recipes for Kids. I was so excited to see my Sand and Sea Keepsake highlighted in this post! There are so many other cool sensory play ideas in this post, I have to share it with you.
You will find ideas for:
- Sand Art
- DIY Rainbow Slime
- How To Make Sidewalk Chark
- Homemade Paper Mache Spring Hats
- Make Modeling Clay at Home
- Pizza Parlor Play Dough
- How to Make Moon Sand at Home
- Easy Salt Dough Recipe
- Let your Kids Make Cornmeal Castles
- Homemade Gluten Free Play dough
- How to Make Dancing Oobleck
- Bug Slime Spaghetti
- Easy Kid's Finger Paint Recipe
- Microwave Puffy Paint
- Chocolate Shadow Play Dough
- Skin Therapy Play Dough
- Glittery Ball Bottles
- Colored Rice Music Shakers
- Winter Snow Paintings
- Ice Cream Dough
- Dirt and Mud Play
- Homemade Glow in the Dark Slime
- Kool Aid Play Dough Recipe
- Oobleck Recipe
- Baking Soda and Vinegar Eruption
Isn't this a fantastic collection of sensory play activities from Babble? Just click on the screenshot above to see all of the details.
Also, if you're curious about how your child can benefit from sensory play, you can learn more at PBS.org. They explain:
Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Sensory activities and sensory tables facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. Spending time stimulating their senses helps children develop cognitively, linguistically, socially and emotionally, physically and creatively.
Have you ever tried sensory play at home? What is your favorite sensory play activity?