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Potato Head Play Ideas

Potato Head Play Ideas

This month’s Walk, Talk, Play All Star Toy of the Month is a total play classic! The Potato Head by Hasbro is a staple that we believe belongs in every playroom. In this article, we put together some of our favorite Potato Head Play Ideas that…

Let’s Get Tactile! Benefits and Tips for Setting Up a Sensory Bin

Let’s Get Tactile! Benefits and Tips for Setting Up a Sensory Bin

Therapists and teachers love to utilize sensory bins for preschool exploration because there are so many benefits! Young children are naturally in a ‘touch to learn’ phase in which they are learning about their environment, such as cause/effect concepts, through experiences. This article will provide…

St. Patrick’s Day Purposeful Play | Activities for Preschoolers

St. Patrick’s Day Purposeful Play | Activities for Preschoolers

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! We have put together some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day play activities with all things green, rainbows, and of course gold coins! Lucky Charms Oobleck Coco loves messy play, so oobleck is a perfect fit for her…

Dental Health Sensory Bin

Dental Health Sensory Bin

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! To celebrate we set up a super fun Dental Health Sensory Bin with one of our favorite toy sets from Melissa and Doug! Materials: Ikea Flisat Table Dental Set from Melissa and Doug Shaving cream mixed with food…

Halloween Sensory Bin Fun: With Tips for Extending Play

Halloween Sensory Bin Fun: With Tips for Extending Play

Looking to have some Halloween Sensory Bin Fun? Halloween is one of our favorite holidays for sensory play. Check out our bin, the materials we used, and a few WTP Insider Tips on how to extend play. Basic Materials: Black Beans Dyed Rice (here’s how…

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…

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…

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…