Outdoor Sensory Play
This weekend I had 5 kids (ages 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) and I had to think of something to keep them all busy. Finger painting is a fun craft for kids all ages, the babies love feeling the different texture of paint on their fingers and playing with the paintbrushes. I pulled out the paper and let them go to town with the washable finger paints!
Sunscholars and Life At The Zoo have created the opportunity to join them in the challenge to take time out for 30 minutes a day for 100 days and get involved and playing with our kids. We have joined 100 bloggers from all over the world in this challenge. Swing on over to the blog hop where all of the activities are being compiled to see all of the activities already shared.
This was an easy (and fun) activity that we all enjoyed. We have played with golf tees in the past, and had SO much fun (check it out!). My Little Guy will often times ask if I can pull out the golf tees for him to hammer into an empty egg carton.
We took this activity outside and hammered away! This was big time fun for Little Guy and Big Sister. They sat for a long time as we hammered golf tees all around the big tree in our back yard.
Here are fun water bin sensory play ideas for kids that can be used to address a variety of needs, with various themes. Kids will love these water bin play ideas! Adding sensory play into a water bin is an easy way to explore the senses, challenge tactile and sensory systems, and encourage development of skills such as fine motor skills, bilateral coordination, crossing midline, visual motor skills, coordination, confidence, and language. Kids love so many sensory activities when you simply add water. Scroll on to find some creative ways to encourage play and development of skills with simple water bins.
Water Play for Kids
(and let’s face it…YOU will be having a little fun, too 😉 The nice thing is that now that the series is complete, you can check out all of the water play ideas at once.
Water Bin Play…
And here are links to the fun water bins over at Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails:
Week 1: Lavender/Purple Water Bin by FSPDT
Week 2: Beach Luau Water Bin by FSPDT
Week 3: Swamp Water Bin by FSPDT
Week 4: Pool Noodle Water Bin by FSPDT
Week 5: Color Match Water Bin by FSPDT
And a few more water bins you may enjoy:
Fill the shells with the meat mixture and fold over. Use a fork to press the shells together. Wisk an egg and lightly paint the shells with the egg. My four year old daughter loves helping with this part. Using the fork while pressing into the dough is great for her little fingers.
Bake in oven at 375degrees for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown. Delicious!