Tag: stem play

DIY | Sensory Play Ramps

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.

DIY | Oil And Water Droplet Painting

This DIY idea combines a bit of creativity, a bit of sensory play, and a bit of STEM play for an experience kids will enjoy. Plus, it utilizes materials readily available in most early learning settings and cleanup is a cinch.

DIY | Frozen Oobleck

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.

DIY | Penny Cleaning Experiments

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.

DIY | Setting Up A Classroom Sawing Station

Using real tools helps kids feel trusted, powerful, and capable. It also helps them develop useful skills, improve small and large muscle strength and control, hone self-regulation skills, and more.

DIY | Container Blocks

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.

DIY | Milk Jug Sensory Play Scoops

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.

DIY | Growing Greens

Overview Growing fresh greenery from the tippy top of a root vegetable is a simple project that’ll introduce kids to the Scientific Process and help

Five Reasons To DIY With Kids

Overview I’ve been sharing Do It Yourself articles here at Playvolution HQ since founding the site and realized it might be a good idea to

DIY | Pool Noodle Ramps

Overview Making DIY pool noodle ramps could not be easier and playing with them offers kids many learning opportunities. Ramp play is full of opportunities

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