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Monster Learning Activities for Preschoolers | Diving Into the KidsPlayTricks Monster Unit!

Monster Learning Activities for Preschoolers | Diving Into the KidsPlayTricks Monster Unit!

Nothing says October is here more than fun, silly Monster Learning Activities for Preschoolers! That’s why we are so excited to be diving into the Monster Unit of the Kids Play Tricks Curriculum! There are so many great ideas and little gems in this unit…

Alphabet Sensory Bin | Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Alphabet Sensory Bin | Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

One of our favorite ways to play with and learn about letters is with a fun sensory bin. We made Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (one of our favorites) inspired bin! We encouraged Coco to dig and find letters to match to the alphabet on the…

Alphabet Sensory Play| Egg Smash

Alphabet Sensory Play| Egg Smash

Looking for a fun way to learn and play with letters? We love a good Alphabet Sensory Play Activity. Inspired by an awesome eggshell shape smash activity from @raisingdragons4, we created our own letter match and smash sensory bin. Coco identified uppercase letters written on…

Speech Sound Sensory Bin |Practicing Pre-Literacy Skills

Speech Sound Sensory Bin |Practicing Pre-Literacy Skills

Has your child been showing interest in learning about letters and the sounds they make? Consider making a Speech Sound Sensory Bin! We took some of our favorite mini objects from Speech Tree Co and froze them in a mini muffin pan. We practiced breaking…

Mr. Potato Head Pretend Play Sensory Bin

Mr. Potato Head Pretend Play Sensory Bin

We had so much fun combining sensory play, fine motor skills and pretend play with this Mr. Potato Head “Operation”-inspired sensory bin. We used tongs and grabbers to retrieve Mr. Potato parts to put him together and followed up with a doctor check up. Materials:…

Sweet Treats Counting Popsicle Sensory Bin

Sweet Treats Counting Popsicle Sensory Bin

Most kiddos love sprinkles and sweet treats. So today we used the remaining rainbow rice sprinkles we made this month and made a sweet treat sensory bin! Coco has been showing more interest in numbers and counting, so we used these gorgeously bright popsicles by…

Play Dough Cookie Making

Play Dough Cookie Making

We love getting messy with play dough and pretending to bake and create sweet treats! We made homemade funfetti and chocolate play dough and had a cookie decorating party! Click here for links for how to make these items: Rainbow Rice “Sprinkles” Funfetti Play Dough…

How to Make Chocolate Play Dough

How to Make Chocolate Play Dough

It’s no secret…Kids and Grown ups love chocolate! Here is a quick and easy recipe you can use to make the yummiest smelling chocolate play dough. Perfect for pretend cake baking or cookie making! So good! Ingredients:  2 tbs. cooking oil 4 tbs. cream of…

Princess Bubble Bath and Spa Day Sensory Bin

Princess Bubble Bath and Spa Day Sensory Bin

Most kids love water play and bubbles. We got creative today and decided to have a Princess Bubble Bath and Spa Day, using our Little People Princesses from Fisher Price. We filled one side of our Ikea Flisat table with warm water and added 1-2…