Now that we are in our new home, things are finally settling down, (Exhale) I'm happy to be able to give Scarlett back some undivided attention that she, without a doubt, deserves. We took a little trip to the dollar store and picked out some items to make sensory bags. If you don't know what a sensory bag is, Pinterest is a wonderful thing. I found some ideas Here.
We bought some little turtles, sea creatures, rice, baby shampoo, colored goldfish & baggies to make them.
Scarlett's aunt, who is a former pre-school teacher, gave me some other great ideas to try:
Jelly & marbles
Different colored paints to mix together
Use an old water bottle with water, food coloring & glitter to shake up.
or with soap, water & oil (to make them separate)
Scarlett absolutely loves stickers. She likes to stick them on paper, wear them (over her entire body) and stick them to everything in the house. I bought sticker books for her. She gets a little upset when she can't peel them off after they are stuck to paper so I am thinking that we will buy some ColorForms. Anyone remember these here? Scarlett would love these here.
Another activity that she loves, is playing with puzzle pieces. If your toddler is over the "eating everything" stage, then you could try this. I just give her an old puzzle and let her play with the pieces and run her fingers through the them. Great sensory toy. This keeps her busy for quite awhile.
What activities do you do with your toddler?
I love hearing new ideas to try out.