Creating DIY fabric covered books is an opportunity for children to share their stories, use tools, practice following directions, hone physical skills, and more.
Here are instructions for building a do it yourself sensory play ramp. While our plan was to construct a small stand-alone ramp that’d fit nicely into a sensory play bin, it can also be used outside the bin with small cars, balls, thread spools, and other ramp-friendly toys.
The post takes a look at frozen oobleck. Why freeze oobleck? Why not? It’s yet another opportunity to offer busy little brains and fingers a chance to play, explore, and discover. Frozen oobleck is a solid that changes in texture and consistency as it warms up until it eventually behaves like regular oobleck.
Messing with a batch of oobleck offers both a rich sensory experience and a chance to play around with STEM learning. Because of its unique properties, busy little brains and fingers will be drawn to explore oobleck.
We’re going to take a look at some ways to clean pennies that kids can experiment with–not because there’s any great demand for clean pennies, but because it’s a chance to play around with experimentaiton and using the scientific method. Like so much in early learning, the focus here is on the process, not the finished product.
Here at Playvolution HQ, we love do it yourself projects and figuring out ways to utilize trash-bound items. That’s why we love this process for extracting color from dried up markers. Below, we’ll explain two methods for color extraction and show how it can be used as paint and colorant for other DIY projects.
This do it yourself project outlines the process for making your own sidewalk chalk. Buying ready made chalk is easier, but making it offers up lots of learning opportunities.
Mindfully collecting items that would otherwise find their way into the trash or recycling bin is a great way to increase your early learning setting’s variety and quantity of blocks. There’s very little doing in this do it yourself project. Mostly you have to drink coffee and much pickles, yogurt, and oatmeal cookies. Here’s a look at some ideas.
These do it yourself scoops are super quick and easy to make from milk jugs or similar containers and work well sensory tub play, water play, snow play, and similar activities.
Overview In part 4 of this series, we’re digging in to clamps. (Check out previous posts on Safety Gear, Pounding Tools, and Measuring, Marking, And