Number Cereal Sensory Bin

Number Cereal Sensory Bin

The penultimate day of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge is cereal sensory bin day. Today we are also taking part in an Indoor Activity Blog Hop. We have teamed up with seven other bloggers from around the world to bring you quick and easy activities you can do with your little one inside during this cold weather. Adam has thoroughly enjoyed his previous cereal sensory bin adventures – from cornflakes, porridge oats to wheat flakes. During our Harvest sensory bin Adam took a liking to cereal and the sensory bin turned into a large snack bowl. In our kitchen cupboard...
Minion Balloon Play

Minion Balloon Play

Day 29 of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge is balloon play. Some time ago I purchased a packet to create your own Minion balloons (affiliate link). It was finally an opportunity to use the pack as well as our additional yellow balloons (affiliate link). We started by using the create your own Minion balloons pack. I inflated one balloon and Adam helped to stick the stickers onto it. This was a little tricky as the sticker would lay flat onto the balloon but Adam enjoyed the process. The second balloon in the pack was long and thin. I attempted to blow it up but I failed...
Road Tape Mat

Road Tape Mat

Day 28 of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge just happens to be our favourite item to play with – masking tape! My husband no long bats an eye lid when he walks into our living room and there is masking tape on the carpet and sofa. So far we have had a masking tape car track, a car park and two different types of train tracks. For Adam’s second birthday Uncle Ben and Auntie Becky bought him “My first autobahn” (affiliate link) – sticky tape with a road printed on to it. To be honest I have been hesitant to use it up until now as it looks so...
Wordless Wednesday – Winter Beach

Wordless Wednesday – Winter Beach

It may be winter but we had a brief sunny day where it was warm enough to run on the beach without a coat. You may also like: Week 1 Week 2  ...
Edible Spring Flowers

Edible Spring Flowers

Day 27 of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge is edible play. In the past we have had lots of edible play adventures – from our edible dinosaur sensory bin, jelly worms, using cereals and messy play with pasta. Today was an opportunity to use our Toy Story Edible Ink Colouring Pens (affiliate link) and Green Sugar Sand. We created edible spring flowers. Adam and I made a batch of dairy free biscuits and used a flower play dough cutter to make spring flowers. Whilst the biscuits were cooking we used Dr. Oetker Ready To Roll Icing to create more spring flowers. These...
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2015

Multicultural Children’s Book Day ...

We are excited to be taking part in Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2015. We were asked to review  a multicultural book and create an accompanied activity to help get families engaged in reading. We were extremely fortunate to be given a copy of My Fingerpaint Masterpiece (affiliate link) by Sherrill S. Cannon.   My Fingerpaint Masterpiece is told from the point of view of the main character who is never portrayed. You get glimpses of their hand and a shadow of a face. It is left up to the reader whether the child is a girl or a boy and what nationality they...
Magnetic Valentine Hearts

Magnetic Valentine Hearts

Day 26 of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge is a chance to explore pipe cleaners. We love using pipe cleaners for developing fine motor skills and hand eye coordination. Pipe cleaners are also magnetic so for today’s activity we created magnetic Valentine hearts. The activity was easy to set up. I manipulated red and pink pipe cleaners into the shape of a heart. These were placed into a ziploc bag. I also added a sheet of red foam to add colour to the sensory bag’s background. It also helped to the keep the shape of the bag during the activity. Using a magnet...
Week 4 Round Up – 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge

Week 4 Round Up – 31 Day Sensory P...

What another fantastic week of sensory adventures as part of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge. From cloud dough to sensory bottles, to exploring sounds and water beads, we have had lots of fun. Unfortunately we weren’t lucky enough to have real snow – although some Adventures of Adam readers did! Only one week left of our challenge but don’t despair. Our next challenge starts a week tomorrow – more information will follow soon. Make sure you ‘like‘ our Facebook page so you don’t miss out on any updates. Lets recap the sensory...
Ways To Play With Water Beads

Ways To Play With Water Beads

Day 25 of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge is water bead day. Usually Adam will transfer water beads from one container to another. Today I wanted to create a water bead station to see how many ways we could play with water beads using items found in the recycling bin. First we needed water beads and finally it was our opportunity to use our BrainPack from Marbles The Brain Store that Grandad bought us on his recent trip to America. The Brainbows are proliferating polymers – otherwise known as water beads. The package recommend using boiling water to hydrate the...
Farmyard Sensory Bag

Farmyard Sensory Bag

Day 24 of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge gives us the opportunity to create sensory bags. Over the past 15 months we have created several sensory bags. From fish tanks to snow men, non messy paint mixing to pea finger football we certainly love our Ziploc bags (affiliate link). After playing with farm yard animal sounds during our sound matching game I wanted to make a farmyard sensory bag. As always I used our favourite Ziploc bags – they are so strong they are perfect for sensory bags. I created a backdrop using green and blue foam sheets. I used foam sheets...