The other day, when perusing Fat Brain Toys, I came across Sensory Stepping Stones. Now, those who know me well know that I only cruise through shops and online stores for ideas. I'm not a money-spender, by nature.
Immediately, my light bulb flashed on, "I can do this! My kids would love this!"
My favorite things combined: creating, hands-on learning, and my kids!
I cut ovals of cardboard and glued different materials on. Tonight I'll grab some slip-proof shelf-liner for the other side, so we can also use these on the wood floors, without risk of injury.Just glue plastic, wash clothes, make-up sponges, fur fabric, squishy wash netting, etc to cardboard. When it dries, cut around edges. Glue shelf liner on the other side. And you are done.
Enjoy hours of activities!
Use them for: counting; using descriptive words; blindfolding & identifying each one; gross motor skills-- hop, small steps, large steps, etc depending on step placement;
Little Lad played with this for a loooong time, but the other kids all enjoyed it, too. I'm building up my "station" materials this summer.
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