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I highly recommend creating Sensory Bottles no matter what your setting or age children. Sensory Bottles are a great way to explore a range of media, where hands on touching isn't suitable. You can explore colours, shapes, sounds and the sensations the objects give as they fall from one end of the bottle to the other. Here I share our bottle collection along with lots more ideas. Continue Reading

Textured Autumn Themed Play Dough! So simple yet so many opportunities to be creative and imaginative! A lovely sensory activity, that is very simple to set up, doesn't cost much and will be thoroughly enjoyed. Continue Reading

Balloon Print Painting using water bomb balloons. A different way to paint, that creates some very effective patterns! Idea for small hands! Continue Reading

Custard Play - Very messy but so much fun, providing a very interesting texture to explore. Continue Reading

Eye Spy Ice Play
Hidden amongst the Ice is lots of interesting, texture items. A great activity for building language too. Continue Reading

Halloween Themed Sensory Box: A bed of black water beads - perfect for scooping, filling, pouring, and emptying. So therapeutic! Continue Reading

Bubbles and Water Sensory Box
Such a simple set up today but what fun Little N had! Cost nothing yet so much happy play! Continue Reading

What great fun all the children had with this Squirrel themed Sensory Box! A great addition to any classroom, nursery and home for this time of year. Read More

Shaving Foam Sensory Play, lots of fun and very messy. Little N took her activity off into another direction today. This activity highlighted the importance of child-led play. Read more

We do enjoy linking themes to our play dough! Adding textures is so much fun! Read more

I think at some point in all of our child hoods we can recall playing with lovely, fluffy, white bubbles. Today we added a painting pallet and enjoyed painting them too. Read more.

Such a simple activity yet lots of learning outcomes. We explored the cold, slippery textures with our hands and as they began melting we enjoyed some mark making, Read more

 We have really been enjoying the story of Little Red Riding Hood over the past few weeks. We teamed up with some other great Mommy Bloggers and did a great series of Fairy Tale Sensory Activities. Read more.

 Erupting Bubble play - such an easy set up! Lots of fun no matter what your age! Read more.

Gelibaff, starts out as a powder and once water is added turns into jelly type goo. Not only is this great for Sensory play is is also good for the skin. Read more.

Talk about an activity to stimulate the senses, here is a very inspiring post about Open Ended Play using small loose parts such as coloured glass nuggets, conkers, seeds, pine cones plus many more. Highly recommended read! Read more.

A collection of 7 beautiful, sensory stimulating light table activities. Read more.

Painting is a wonderful activity for children and adults of all ages. \Whether you're capturing the first new born hand and foot prints that you treasure your whole life or letting your little ones free to express themselves and explore the paint - its fantastic! Read more
We do love our sensory boxes here at Learning and Exploring through play. Here we share our Christmas themed box. Continue Reading

Our Guest Blogger Tess Norman shared with us today the Christmas Sensory Box children in her childminding setting have been enjoying. Continue Reading

We were very pleased to work with fellow blogger The Natural Momma in me for this post. Today she shared with us the textured felt Christmas tree she has set out as an invitation for her little one. Continue Reading

Looking for a different texture to explore other than sand and water? Dried rice always works well for us! Continue Reading

Sensory fun with nature in this post where we set about making wolf soup. This was inspired by a great story - come and see which one! Continue Reading

Such a beautiful sensory play activity - Snowflake soup! We added lots of different utensils to explore this sensory snowflake box, come and find out what they were! Continue Reading
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