Wednesday, July 24, 2013

{Kid's Co-Op} 12 Sensory Play for Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers

We love sensory play and got inspired to do some sensory play focused on lavender recently by Red Ted Art's Lavender Ideas -- Makes and Bakes. Friday I'll be sharing our favorite sensory experiences using lavender, which we have a huge amount of in our yard. For now, enjoy these fun sensory experiences from The Kid's Co-Op this past week. I'm kicking it off with Ice Play -- perfect for summer! 

Reading Confetti shared 12 Ice Activities shared from The Kid's Co-Op, Learn Play Imagine's Fun in the Sun Watercolor Ice Art would be a great art activity to engage reluctant artists, and Life With Moore Babies has a cool Star Sensory Table featuring sparkly ice stars. We also love painting with ice and sensory ice play as you can see from our Babies through Pre-K Ice Play post from last Fall

Caterpillar loved iced play even as a baby, but if you want to do sensory play with your little one without the mess, School Time Snippets shows how simple it is to make Sensory Balls for Babies and Wildflower Ramblings put together a perfect purple Treasure Bin for her little one to explore

However, if you're don't mind messy sensory play, some fabulously fun-looking sensory experiences were shared by Learn Play Imagine and Preschool Powol Packets, who both used shaving cream (with some colors mixed it): Shaving Cream and Watercolors from Learn Play Imagine (her boys are almost exactly the same age as mine and had such fun that I have to give this a try) and Frosty Summer Fun for Preschoolers from Preschool Powol Packets

Another fun, messy sensory experience would be to Brave the World of Slime like Craftulate did -- it looks very cool!

Finally, if you're heading to the beach this weekend, keep in mind the fun sensory possibilities the beach can provide. Fantastic Fun and Learning shared several

Oh -- and last, but definitely not least. Don't forget about Playdough! JDaniel4's Mom shares a simple recipe for making Playdough for Play and reviews Cathy from the Nurture Store's Homemade Playdough Recipe Book.

Sharing at: Sharing Saturday, Montessori Monday, Tuesday Tots, Artsy Play Wednesday, Mom's Library, and It's Playtime

Now, it's time for The Kid's Co-Op. Link Up and Play!! 


  1. Thanks for featuring our ice activity round up! :)

  2. Thanks for including our Star Sensory Table!

  3. Some great sensory activities!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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