I absolutely love to make letter crafts with L, each week we work on a new letter and make a craft with that letter! L is 2 so we are working on letter recognition and the kid loves to do crafts so it is great that we can combine the two.
B is for Butterfly
- white paper
- black crayon
- colored tissue paper
- liquid glue
You will start by drawing a large capital B on your paper and make sure you draw the “stick” of the B at a curve to make it look more like a butterfly, then draw a head and antennas at the top.
Welcome to week 5 of my 7 week sensory series! I am going to share a fun twist on another activity I have already shared. How to make fizzy magic sand
If you have never made magic sand it is just flour and vegetable oil but you can check here to find out how to make it the right consistency.
- vegetable oil
- baking soda
- mixing bowl
- mixing spoon
- turkey baster or liquid dropper
Follow these directions for making the magic sand and let your child play for a bit, then have them mix in the baking soda and drop in a bit of vinegar at a time.
I know every one is ready for fall and excited for pumpkin spice, cool air, and falling leaves! It is also a fun teaching opportunity for kids and to get them excited for the changing seasons!
How to make a falling leaves hand print craft
- brown paper
- white paper
- adult scissors
- fall colored tissue paper (brown, yellow, orange, red)
first you need to trace your child’s hand and forearm on the brown paper and cut it out.
L loves to play with messy sensory activities but sometimes nanny doesn’t want to clean up a big mess so we have some mess free sensory fun.
The sensory bag I made is super easy and fun for the little ones to squish!
How to make a shaving cream mess free sensory bag
- zip lock back
- heavy duty tape
- shaving cream
L loves to play games and I love when he is being occupied with something for more than minutes! This game was great for him!
- muffin tin
Start by cutting out shapes and writing numbers on them. You can either place them in the muffin tin yourself or let the toddler do it.
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We are now on week 3 of the sensory series! I am so excited about this weeks sensory project, it is so fun! L and I had a blast making and playing with oobleck! Have you ever heard of it? It comes from the Dr. Seuss book “Bartholomew and the Oobleck
” it is both a solid and a liquid! If you slowly run your fingers through it, it is like a liquid, but if you squeeze it, it will feel like a solid. L had a blast playing with this and making a mess with it and I even enjoyed playing with it too, who says the kids get to have all the fun??
How to make Oobleck
- corn starch
I have started working on letter recognition with L and what better way to do that than with fun crafts!! I plan to go through the whole alphabet and make a craft for each letter.
A is for Alligator
- green paper
- white paper
- crayon or googly eyes
Welcome back to week two of the 7 week sensory series! Last week I showed you how to make rainbow rice and today I am going to show you what you can do with it!
How To Make A Rainbow Rice Sensory Bottle
As I mentioned before, I have recently gone from watching two 7 year olds to a 2 year old (and a baby girl once mom goes back to work after maternity leave) and I am relearning all the fun things to do with a 2 year old.
I started my new nanny job this week and I have been trying to think of fun projects to do with the 2 year old, since the boys I watched are now 7 I haven’t done a ton of sensory activities or crafts with them as I used to.
I am so excited to start a new 7 week series on sensory play! Each Tuesday for the next 7 weeks I will share a post on a sensory play project!
This week I will be sharing how to make colored rice! Come back next week to see what I use the rainbow rice for!