Frog Life Cycle Small World

In preschool and early elementary kids learn a lot about the different animal life cycles. The transformation of a frog’s life is often fascinating to young children. For years we’ve been trying to find our own little frogspawn to watch this all happen, but we haven’t had any luck finding one yet. We’ll be on the lookout again this spring, but for now we set up this frog life cycle small world for some pretend play. Materials Affiliate links included. {Read More}

Peas and Carrots Simple Sensory Bin

Each morning I like to have one or two open-ended play activities for the kids to choose from. They are usually quick to set up and involve just a few materials. Sometimes they are related to our current preschool theme, and other times they are just fun ¬†activities I think the kids will enjoy. This peas and carrots sensory bin is one of those play activities. I set it up while we were learning about gardening. It’s also been incorporated {Read More}

Simple Farm Sensory Play

It’s farm week at Discover and Explore! There are so many unique ideas for playing and learning about farms. I can’t wait to see what everyone has to share in this week’s linky. We’ve combined some of our favorite books about farms with some simple sensory play. These one-ingredient bins are super easy to set up and they encourage a lot of open-ended sensory exploration. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. For this series of activities I chose {Read More}

St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin and Activities

We put together our St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin last week, and as I expected it has already become a daily play choice for both of the girls. Over the next couple of weeks we will continue to explore the bin freely and incorporate a few specific learning activities along the way. Why play with sensory bins? If you would like to read a little more about sensory bins and why they are helpful in play and learning, The Outlaw {Read More}