The following guest post is written by Jaime of Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails. Jaime is a busy, creative mom of three young boys, and her blog rocks. Check it out.
We love holidays at our house. Especially fall holidays. Halloween has become a not so scary holiday we love. We have found our own ways, as well as some traditional ways, to have fun.
For instance, we had fun in a Halloween sensory bin last year. So this year I wanted to make the kids a new one for the up coming holiday. Today I will be sharing how we made our sensory bin and the letter learning we added to it.
- We did a letter H craft.
What we used:
- orange construction paper,
- marker, and
Now we had a fun decorations for our wall.The kids loved how their H came out. We also talked about the orange color of the paper too.
What I did:I made my son a small sensory bin and placed it down inside an extra large plastic bin we have. This was to help contain the rice mess as this would make for easy clean up. Once the bin was set out, my son came to play.
- Halloween Sensory Bin with pumpkin spice rice. My oldest loves to play in rice. Since little brother usually just throws it everywhere I set this bin up just for my 4yr.
What I used:
Of course he brought a truck!He got right to running his hands through the rice. I think he loves just exploring the texture of the rice.He got to explore all his sense except taste.We talked about the letters inside the bin and we went over the letter H sounds and talked about other words that started with the letter H.
Holidays are a great time to have fun and adding a simple learning element to play is always a plus.We hope you and your kids may have some letter H fun too.
All kids are different and only you can decide how you let your kids play. And with what materials you let them play with. My children are supervised when playing. Please keep this in mind with any post you read of mine!
I am an everyday stay at home mom. I have 3 boys ages 4 years to 10 months old. I love to find fun activities, crafts, recipes…. for us to do together. When I am not washing clothes and chasing the boys around I enjoy sharing our activities and crafts on my blog Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tail. You can also follow us through our Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,Google+,and our G+ community, All Things Kids.
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Jaime, for sharing!
Looking for more activities for ringing in Halloween (and sneaking in a little learning) with your littles?
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- Learning Letters, reading, sight words… | Jaime, of FSPDT
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