10 Easy Sensory Activities for Preschoolers: Bins, Bottles, and Playdough
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Do you want to keep your preschooler busy and happy while learning — without spending a ton of money?
Then check out these 10 easy sensory activities.
What are the Benefits of Sensory Play?
One of the benefits to
you is that is frees you up to work from home, cook dinner, sort the mounds of laundry, or do one of the other many things that are screaming for your attention.
It can be provide a nice calming activity for you to do
with your child.
Meanwhile, there are
tons of benefits for your kids. Sensory play:
Develops motor skills
Help develop problem solving skills
Helps with memory
Helps develop math skills
Develops predicting skills
And of course, sensory play is also fun!
A no-cook, two ingredient playdough recipe that can be made in 5 minutes sounds pretty good to me ... how about you?
Ice Cream Playdough Recipe is a sensory STEM treat for kids that lasts for several days.
Salt painting is a really fun -- and easy! -- activity that will keep your kids entertained for quite a while.
The best part is that you probably have of the supplies in your house already, making this activity both inexpensive and easy to put together quickly.
This Veggie Garden Sensory Bin gives little ones a chance to play and get excited about their vegetables while working on fine motor skills. Plus it's really easy to put together.
Every sensory bin needs a "filler," whether it's sand, rocks, or uncooked pasta.
Dishwashing Sensory Bin uses the easiest filler of all -- water!
Want a fun sensory activity that's holiday-specific?
This simple but effective
Halloween Sensory Bottle is something special to make during the month of October.
Know a l
ittle kid who love dinosaurs?
DIY Dinosaur Rice Sensory Bin is super easy to create. Little ones will enjoy it both in the preschool setting and at home.
Rainbow Sensory Bin helps kiddos learn different colors through exploration and play.
Want your kids to practice color sorting and pattern-making skills -- while adding some color to your day?
Then check out these easy
Rainbow Disc Sensory Bags.
Making your own
Glitter Slime at home is a lot easier than you think, and it can create hours of fun for little hands and fingers.
Have you ever collected sand from the beach and wished you had something to do with it? It’s one of those things where you want to keep the memories, but realistically the bowl of sand will just get put aside somewhere.
Here's a fun and easy solution: Make
Ocean Sand Art with your kids!
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