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.
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.
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 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
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
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
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