For those of you with a pint-sized family member at home, you may have heard of the latest baby toy trend — sensory bags. Children (and adults, for that matter) learn best when they engage the senses. By exposing babies to different textures, colors, or sounds, they are developing cognitive skills. Which is why sensory bags are the greatest thing to hit the baby circuit: they’re super easy to make and provide hours of mess-free play. Try these #DIY tutorials.

12 Sensory Bag DIYs to Improve Your Baby's Cognitive Skills

For those of you with a pint-sized family member at home, you may have heard of the latest baby toy trend — sensory bags. Children (and adults, for that matter) learn best when they engage the senses. By exposing babies to different textures, colors, or s

100 of the Best Ways to Teach the Alphabet, Creative ways to teach the alphabet, Hands on Learning, Sensory Play, Printables, Alphabet Games,Alphabet Crafts

100 of the Best Ways to Teach the Alphabet

Set up a simple fine motor activity to work on letter recognition. This letter matching activity can be set up various ways depending on your child's skill level: alphabetical order, uppercase/ lowercase letter recognition, sequencing, etc!

Sensory table ideas - sensory filler list, sensory tools list plus how to make it meaningful play in your early childhood classroom

Sensory Table Ideas - HUGE sensory filler & tools lists!

Sensory table ideas - sensory filler list, sensory tools list plus how to make it meaningful play in your early childhood classroom Tap the link to check out sensory toys!

Try these fun and educational sensory play activities with your baby and toddler. They are taste-safe and don’t pose a choking hazard, and fun enough for the older kids to join in the fun.

24 Baby-Safe Sensory Play activities

Touchy Feely Frames for babies and toddlers | DIY sensory play toy | make it yourself | items from around the house | household objects |

Touchy Feely Frames for Babies

EDIBLE SENSORY PLAY BALLS ACTIVITY - a truly multi sensory play experience. Kids will love feeling, smelling, hearing, seeing and tasting it! A great way to engage all the senses.

Edible Sensory Play Balls

Try this Edible Sensory Play Balls activity, a truly multi sensory play experience. Kids will love feeling, smelling, hearing, seeing and eating it! (How To Make Playdough With Jello)

Soapy Sea Foam Sensory Play Recipe

Soapy Sea Foam Sensory Play

DIY Calm down sensory bottles are used for portable no mess safe sensory play for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, to calm an anxious child, to help children learn to meditate, and as a "time out" timer for kids. This article includes links to resources available to help learn more about their uses and how to make DIY sensory bottles.

DIY Calm Down Sensory Bottles 101

DIY Seashells Sensory Bottle - A DIY sea shells sensory bottle calm down jar can be used for no mess safe sensory play, and to help calm an anxious child.

I filled these star shaped candy moulds with water and a drop or two of food coloring in each one,  then stuck them in the freezer for a bit.colored the shaving cream with some blue food coloring and then dropped in the frozen blue ice stars.

For planet exploration of Neptune or Uranus? Play Create Explore: Shaving Cream and Ice Messy Sensory Play

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