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Three sensory play ideas and some fun links

We’ve been keeping ourselves pretty busy so far this past summer both indoors and out. With the weather slowly taking a cooler turn, I expect to soon start bracing ourselves for more indoor time. There’s always a risk of getting cabin fever being stuck indoors together all day. But by keeping those little hands and minds occupied, the days can fly by just as quickly as in summer. Here are three sensory play ideas you can try out at home to keep you and the little ones busy…

 

Make your own play dough and out together a big ice cream feast
(I like this play dough recipe from oneperfectdayblog.net)

 

Sensory tray with an assortment of materials to explore different textures
(I also like to include some tongs and utensils for practicing motor skills)

 

Shaving foam or soap and water messy play
(I throw in some toy dishes and sponges to extend the play into a washing up exercise)

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Some tips on how to deal with the mess that comes with messy play

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