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Color Recognition Fish Ocean Sensory Bin

Inside: Put together a fish ocean sensory bin that builds color recognition skills! After scooping fish from water, sort and place in matching bowls. Hands-on learning! Toddlers and preschoolers love to use real aquarium fish nets! I shared our ocean theme sensory bin where these nets were a huge hit with the small aquarium rock… […]

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How to Put Together a Toddler Frog Activity at the Water Table

Inside: This toddler frog activity is super easy to set up using a tub of water. Add squeezers and strainers for some fine motor strengthening! Learning with water is always fun for toddlers. You might recall our simple toddler ocean sensory bin. To touch the water, to scoop it and pour it back into the… […]

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Super Simple Seek and Find Shapes Water Activity for Toddlers

Click here to read Super Simple Seek and Find Shapes Water Activity for Toddlers on Hands On As We Grow® Add water play to a seek and find shapes activity, from Lisa, for a fun, hands-on learning opportunity for children! Splashing around is so much fun! Plus it’s also a wonderfully calming, sensory experience. We […]

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Easy Gluten Free Play Dough Recipe

Try my easy, no-cook,  gluten free play dough recipe for sensory play fun for those with wheat or gluten allergies and intolerances. Quick to make, super soft and just as much fun as the original version! Ready? Whoop! For sooooo long I’ve been meaning to test out a gluten free play dough recipe as a… […]

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Easy DIY Touch and Feel Shapes Board for Toddlers

Click here to read Easy DIY Touch and Feel Shapes Board for Toddlers on Hands On As We Grow® Investigate shapes with the power of touch! Your toddler will love this cool touch and feel shapes board. Learning shapes is an essential skill for all kids. But just matching shapes or pointing out shapes can […]

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Natural Dyes for Play Dough

How to make some totally gorgeously coloured natural dyes for play dough using plants and kitchen cupboard ingredients! Add these natural dyes to my best ever, no-cook, zero waste play dough recipe for a brilliantly, all natural play experience for your little ones! First, make my best ever, 4 minute play dough recipe! I made… […]

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Birthday Cake Cloud Dough

Make some  deliciously scented birthday cake cloud dough for sensory play fun with preschoolers! We are huge fans of sensory play, with our best ever no-cook play dough recipe being our number one most popular article on the blog! Fabulous as play dough is, a close runner up in second place is cloud dough! Such… […]

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Birthday Cake Play Dough Counting

Make some scented birthday cake play dough and use it to create a fun filled counting game for preschoolers to enjoy! You will know by now that we are humongous fans of play dough and creating our own new recipes by adding all sorts of wonderful ingredients! You can find a whole A-Z of Play… […]

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Golden Shimmer Dough!

A recipe for wonderfully sparkly, golden, shimmering DOUGH! I’ve been wanting to try cloud dough for a long time and have seen it around the web a lot recently. So we had a go at making some and decided to colour it yellow and make it look golden like shimmering stars! * However, after reading comments… […]

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Scented Puffy Paint Recipes

Here are six awesome DIY scented puffy paint recipes to make at home or in the classroom for creative arts projects for kids! They take just 2 to 3 minutes to whip up and smell totally amazing, a feast for all the senses! I absolutely LOVE homemade art materials as it’s so fun for the… […]

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Simple Finger Painting for Toddlers with Edible Finger Paint You’ll Love

Click here to read Simple Finger Painting for Toddlers with Edible Finger Paint You’ll Love on Hands On As We Grow® Finger painting for toddlers is a great sensory activity, along with a great beginning art activity for them. Make art time extra kid-friendly with simple DIY edible finger paint! As George is getting older, […]

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Five Little Ducks Storytelling Water Play

Combine the classic song Five Little Ducks with some exciting water play in a sensory tub as a fun way to enjoy numbers, counting, singing and story-telling!  The girls all loved this story-telling activity as it combined two of their favourite things, singing and water play! This song is a great one for counting up… […]

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Matcha Green Tea Play Dough

Make some gorgeously soft Matcha Green Tea Play Dough using this ALL natural recipe for little hands to explore! Perfect nature sensory play for Spring or as part of a flowers and garden learning theme. Spring is here and time for a new play dough recipe for some seasonal fun and learning! I’ve been wanting… […]

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Does it Sink or Float Experiment for Toddlers

Click here to read Does it Sink or Float Experiment for Toddlers on Hands On As We Grow® Get splashing with a fun sink or float experiment that’s perfect for toddlers! It’s an easy water experiment that you can do inside or out. Seriously, the most asked for activity from Henry is a water activity. […]

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Messy Fun DIY Marbled Sensory Art Activity for Spring

Click here to read Messy Fun DIY Marbled Sensory Art Activity for Spring on Hands On As We Grow® Make DIY marbled Easter eggs with a fun sensory art idea from our Member of the Month, Lana. Ever feel like all you do is search the internet for things to do with your kids? Then, […]

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Find the Gold Coins St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Activity

Inside: Work on fine motor skills while hunting for gold coins with this St. Patricks’ Day sensory activity. There is also science involved as the children realize that the goop’s consistency changes as they dig their fingers into it! Our 2 and 3 year olds love gold coins. When we put them out in March for our… […]

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Best Ever Chocolate Play Dough Recipe

Make the BEST EVER chocolate play dough with this super quick, no-cook recipe that smells A-MAZING! Perfect for sensory play, alternative Easter gifts for kids and DIY take home party favours, as well as every day invitations to play. Ok, I’ll be honest. This is the THIRD post on this blog about our best ever… […]

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