10 Sensory Activities Your Preschooler Can do at Home
At Woodcrest, we pride ourselves on providing a 21st-century education to your growing scholars. With all that they’ll learn with us, the educational fun doesn’t have to stop when the school bell rings. These 10 easy and fun sensory activities are great for your preschooler to do at home, either on the weekends or even after school.
Easy DIY Colored Salt
From Mommy Evolution
Sensory bins don’t have to be complicated and this activity proves it. DIY sensory salt takes just minutes to make and is a great sensory project to do with your little one.
Easy Fizzy Scented Slime
From Look! We’re Learning
You can never go wrong with a fun slime recipe! With a touch of fizziness, the usual DIY slime gets the scientific treatment which of course makes for great sensory play.
How To Extract Strawberry DNA
From Pop Shop America
This stem activity is easier than it sounds and is a great way to spark up some science-focused fun at home. Pop Shop America provides the full how-to along with some helpful definitions to share with your preschooler on what exactly Strawberry DNA is.
Nature Scavenger Hunt with Sensory Card
From Rhythms of Play
Making a nature scavenger hunt with your child is another great sensory experience. Nature sensory cards help toddlers and young children who cannot yet read, to understand, and participate in a scavenger hunt.
Stained Glass Finger Painting
From Life Anchored
This is a fun and mess-free activity that requires very few ingredients and items. It is also another wonderful way to promote creativity.
Sensory Art Project
From Busy Creating Memories
Sensory Art projects are a simple way to promote creativity and cognitive development. Through exploring senses, colors, textures, and shapes your child will also be entertained for hours.
Herb Sensory Soup
From The Gingerbread House
This particular activity is ideal for those that have a garden at home. While this is not the kind of soup you eat, it introduces them to the varying smells and textures of herbs in a garden.
How To Make All Natural Homemade Gluten-Free Playdough
From Strength & Sunshine
This gluten-free version of Playdough is DIY, non-toxic, and free of artificial colors or ingredients. A great choice for children with food allergies, homemade gluten-free Playdough is a fun sensory activity perfect for any day.
Homemade Finger Paint
From Mom Luck
Homemade finger paint is easy and quick to make, and what’s great about this version is that it’s made with just a few baking ingredients. This finger paint is certainly not the best afternoon snack but will give you peace of mind when your child is in artist mode.
Dinosaur Eggs Excavation
From Mom Luck
Dinosaur Ice Eggs! Need we say more. This activity is a fun way to teach your child about these roaming giants. Not only that but it is incredibly simple to make and inexpensive too.