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“Guess the Smell” game

This is an easy and  fun sensory activity that children really enjoy.  All you need to do is collect some items, foods or spices with strong aromas that are familiar to most kids. You can, of course, make it more difficult for older children.  Put them in baby food jars or small tupperware containers with holes in the top. . . . → Read More: “Guess the Smell” game

Winter Nature Walk

Winter Walk Trees Towering

Go on a winter nature walk with the kids. Make observations about: Trees with and without leaves — why are they bare? Evergreens that don’t lose their needles … Collect some branches, pine cones, evergreen boughs and make a collage when you get back. Feel the snow. Is it hard, soft, wet, fluffy? Does it pack well or fall apart in your mitts? . . . → Read More: Winter Nature Walk

Observing snowflakes

On a day when it is actively snowing, grab some magnifying glasses, and dark paper or felt on your way outside. If nothing else, you can just use the children’s coat sleeves. The children catch the snowflakes and then look at them magnified.

Observe their different shapes, sizes, and symmetry. This is amazingly simple, but . . . → Read More: Observing snowflakes

Salt-Dough Snowman

Kids love this simple, safe activity. For you, it’s also straightforward, uses ingredients you already have on hand, and leaves little mess to clean up! 1. Mix together two cups of salt, one cup of flour… . . . → Read More: Salt-Dough Snowman