The kids have been a bit wild lately. With the weather bouncing back and forth between spring and winter the colder bad weather days the kids feel cooped up in the house. One thing I have learned is that we can turn those tough days around with some sensory play. Something about sensory play calms the children and gives me a moment to drink some coffee. Coming with sensory ideas can take a bit more brain power than I have after being up with cranky kids since 6 am.
That is where our preschool curriculum Mother Goose Time comes in handy. I love that they include STEM and sensory play ideas to help make the day go smoother. I feel like all education programs should have a sensory element to help children grow and learn.
This sensory station idea uses homemade play dough and letter cookie cutters Mother Goose Time has been sending each month. Simple, easy, and it did just what I needed it to do. Give us all a few moments of quiet and rest to recover. I picked a green play dough I made with my oldest not long ago and stored in the fridge.
Put together your Sensory Station: Playdough and Letter Cookie Cutters
I picked a green playdough for Saint Patricks Day I made with my oldest not long ago and stored in the fridge. We learned the hard wy that playdough stored in the fridge gets gooey so we started out by adding more flour to thicken it up. It took a bit of trial and error and we added more as the children played.
For this one, I picked Letter cookie cutters spelling out works like Lucky, Irish, Green, and other Saint Patrick’s themed words. I had to add a few more letter cookie cutters from our collection to do this because Mother Goose Time have not gone through all of the letters yet.
Want more playdough sensory station ideas? Check out this one using rubber stamps.