- Start with 2 cups of cornstarch and add 8 ounces of liquid starch. Keep mixing the liquid starch to the cornstarch until the goop is smooth and silky - Then, transfer the goop into a large sensory bin for the children to easily play with. Food coloring can be added if desired
- Large storage bags - Clear hair gel - Star shaped confetti - Black poster board - Glow in the dark constellation cards
- Start with putting the clear hair gel into a large storage bag. Shake in the star confetti and squeeze out as much air after sealing the bag - Then, tape the bag down to a piece of black poster board and out to the size of the storage bag - Place the glow in the dark constellation cards under the bag and have the children start exploring
- Put 1 cup of marshmallows into a bowl and add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Then, microwave for 30 seconds - Add 3 tablespoons of cornstarch and food coloring. Start mixing and let the playdough cool. After it has cooled, place in front of the children and have them start exploring
Sensory Activities For Toddlers
Edible Water Beads
Crushing Baking Soda
- Tapioca pearls - Food coloring (colors of the rainbow) - Boiled Water - Straws, water, cups, spoons, etc.
- Start with boiling the tapioca pearls for 5 minutes in each color of the rainbow. Once it has cooled down and absorbed the colors, set up a pretend bubble tea station - The children can practice transferring the tapioca on a spoon, pouring water from a pitcher to a cup, color theory, etc.
- Black beans - Clough dough - Play dough - Rice - Water beads
- Add all the contents into the balloons and when it starts to reach the top, blow the balloon a little and then let the air out - Squish all the play dough together at the bottom of the balloons and tie it off. Place in front of the children and have them start exploring the different textures
- Tray - Baking soda - Toy hammer
- Start with spreading a large amount of baking soda onto a tray and have the children use their toy hammers to crush the chunks in the baking soda