As promised in my prelude post describing on what is Sensory Play , here’s our Surprises specially created from the hearts! It’s my pleasure to have Valerie from Home on the Stone to co-host this special giveaway. This giveaway is NOT sponsored. The sets have been mixed and matched by Valerie and myself. It is to THANK YOU readers for supporting our blogging journey! As we have been blessed so much in our sensory play efforts, we would like to bless you all and enrich your kids’ experience! If you’re clueless on how to start, this giveaway will be great for your start up for your June Holidays. : )
In this post, we have included relevant blogs from both international and local examples to inspire and motivate you! First, Let me introduce our Gift Sets to you.
SET 1: Includes Sensory Play Set A, A1 and Sock Puppet Craft Box
The photo is an example of how you can set up your sensory play. You need not include all materials at one go. This basket is my ‘hard’ texture Play Set. You can teach aplenty over here. For instance, you can categorise under natural materials (Seashells, stones, items of wood) and bring their attention to the difference between the colours of nature vs colours of the felt cloth, plastic tong and plastic toy vehicle. You can also use the shells and stones to teach numbers by writing on them or pasting stickers on them.
This is in contrast with the Sensory Set A1 which consist of all things Soft.
The below is a combination of Set A and A1. You can set up the ‘hard’ items first and do the soft’ set up on another day and mix and match them up in any way you want.
SET 2: Includes Sensory Garden and Salt Set
This is an example of a themed sensory bin. A mixture of lentils, green beans, soya beans, and black beans make up the base material, providing a lovely sensory experience and practice for transferring skills. The flowers and leaves can be snipped off from the stalk and your child can have fun “planting” them in her garden. The colourful array of spades and scoops is perfect for digging and shovelling. And the plastic vegetables can be used to instil an appreciation about where vegetables come from (they don’t just magically appear on the dinner table!).
For the next set, we provide salts of a whopping nine different colours! There are so many ways to play with this. Just running your hands through the salt is an amazing feeling. Your child can play around with the various colours – combine them, sort them into different mounds – or make salt castles or shapes with the moulds provided. It can also be used to make colourd salt bottles as a gift or a pretty display, like this example from Ingspirations.
SET 3 : Includes Sensory Set B and Water Jelly Set
This is a Wet Set. It consists of a clear container, measuring cup, recycled cleaned bottle and caps and shaving foam to play with the packet of corn flour. Check out my foam dough and water with corn flour play for ideas on how to play. You can also simply use water to play and measure water levels.
The water jelly set contains an ice cube tray and jelly powder for making ice and jelly. To up the fun quotient, add food colouring and glitter to your ice. All the jelly-squishing that goes on during this sensory play session is great training of motor skills. Measuring cups and spoons can be used to teach about size, weight, and quantity. Provide two or more containers for scooping back and forth. Blow up the balloons and fill them with water for a bouncy balloons party! This is also a great opportunity to see the science of ice melting in action!
SET 4 : Includes Sensory Clay Set
This is catered specially for the Primary levels. This includes 2 packets of white and terracotta clay packs. It is a favourite as this brand beats many clay products in it’s smooth and quality texture. After moulding, the clay can be air dried naturally. I have included magnets so that you can make clay magnets if you wish. Click clay making for details of how my kids create clay works. The white bottle is PVA glue to secure the magnets onto the clay.
A note on clay making. The 2 sticks that you see are Not chopsticks. They are ‘bars’ for you to place your clay in between as shown in the photo top right hand corner. These bars will determine the thickness of your clay pieces as you roll it under the pin roller. Cut a small block with the aid of your metal or plastic ruler and then place that slab for rolling flat. The beads and sequins can be embedded into the clay as decoration.
Here’s the list of examples from
Sense-a-tional Singapore Mums
If we can do these, So CAN YOU! I gathered these mums to share how we played with our kids suited to our local context and culture. Come, join us and win yourself a play set to start your sensational play! : )
1. Sensory Play
- My Co-Host Valerie from Home on the Stone – Water, Ice pasta and more!
- Justina from Mum In The Making – Spice smells
- Rachel from Catch Forty Winks – Sand Play at home
- Jolin from The Js Arena – Waterplay
- Homeschool @Sg – Moon Sand Play
- Ing from Ingspiration – Dinosaurs theme , Cloud Dough , Water Beads Play
- Angie from Simply Mommie – Shaving Foam Play , Salt Glue Painting
- ZhenZhu from Stay At Home Mum of Three –Mud Kitchen , Nature Table , Elephant ToothPaste
- Adeline from Growing with the Tans – Variety of Sensory Fun
- Adora from The Ginger bread Mum – Variety of Sensory Play
- GrowingHearts123 – Sensory Play Galore
2. Clay Sensory Creations
- Ing from Ingspirations – Beary Nice Clay
- Justina from Mum In The Making – Salamander Story
- Mei Chee from Finally Mama – Volcanic Eruptions
- GrowingHearts123 – Clay Creations
3. Sensory Crafts
- Danessa from Prayerfull Mum – TR Fun
- Adeline from Growing with the Tans – Sheep
- Mei Chee from Finally Mama – Aquarium
- Mabel from Amazingly Still Life Sized Cardboard Castle
- Felicia from Princess and the Rock – Jellyfish fashion , Cardboard rocking horse
- DianaRuth from Mum Craft – Milk Carton Ukulele , Milk Carton Shoe Lacing
- Justina from Mum In The Making – Jonah’s Whale , Bear Hunt , Under the Sea Set up
Our International Inspiration
Our overseas mums have been the experts in Sensory Play. We can get ideas and just adapt them to our own context within our limits. Be inspired! : )
1. Sensory Play
- The Train Drivers Wife – 30 Taste Safe Sensory Bins for Babies and Toddlers
- Play Create Explore – 100+ Sensory Bin Ideas for Ages 1-5
- Kids Activities Blog – Over 200 Sensory Bins for Tactile Fun
- Love Play and Learn – Sensory Bin 101
- 1+1+1=1 – Simplifying Sensory Play
- And Next Comes L – How To Dye Sensory Bin Materials
- Kiddy Crafty – 10 Sensory Craft Projects
2. Sensory Crafts
- The Artful Parent – Shaving Cream for Kids
- Hands On As We Grow – 30 Creative Toddler Craft Art Projects
- The Artful Parent – Kids Arts and Crafts Activities
Notice for the Giveaway participants:
- For Singapore Residents Only.
- Giveaway ends 24th May 2015 midnight.
- Winners will be announced on the blogs and Facebook Pages.
- Winners must respond within 24hrs, otherwise the gift will be given to another new winner.
- A suitable delivery arrangement will be co-ordinated between winners and bloggers via e-mails.
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