Green Goop Sensory Stuff

sticky goop

I wanted to name this post “Corn Starch is Magical” because that’s basically what this is about. Cooks know that corn starch is great for thickening just about any liquid, and in the sensory play world it’s wonderful for changing the texture of all sorts of things, too. We use it in sidewalk chalk paint. […]

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Shaving Cream Sensory Play

messy hands sensory

When I know the girl is going to be home for an extended period of time — summer break, say — I try to have supplies on hand for a few special crafty/sensory activities we’ve never done together before. I know she had played with shaving cream and cornstarch at school , but we’d never […]

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The How and Why of Sensory Bins

sensory bin sample

This is just the week of looking back at crafty, sensory things we used to love, I guess. Following my report on getting back into water beads (they’ve been out all week in the playroom; we’ve been observing how they plump up more when sitting in water) an online colleague announced she’d just written an […]

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“This is Fun Gak”

playing with gak

Last week my daughter was home from preschool for “summer break,” and I wanted to do some fun, new things with her. We went on her first trip to the museum (didn’t see any art, but that’s for another post), had her first homemade popsicles and made her first gak, among other things. I’ve been […]

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