Preschool Sensory Activities for Winter

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Use these preschool sensory activities for winter to help your preschooler explore with their sense of smell and touch.

Oobleck

Who says children have a short attention span? This entertained my 3 year old daughter at the time for 45 minutes!

1 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup water
few drops spearmint extract(optional)

Mix water and spearmint extract. Slowly add cornstarch. Do not stir. Let the mixture stand for 1 to 2 minutes. Pick up a handful of the oobleck and squeeze it until it forms a hard ball. Open your hand and the oobleck will turn from a solid ball back into a liquid.

Slime


1 cup water
1/2 cup white glue
2 cups Borax (found in laundry detergent aisle in grocery store)

Mix 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup glue. In a separate container mix 1/2 cup water with the Borax. Now stir the Borax mixture while slowly adding the glue mixture. It should immediately come together to make slime. If it isn't quite right try adding more of the Borax and water.

*Note* Borax should be handled only by adults wearing protective gloves.



Peppermint Scented Playdough (Nonedible)

- 1 cup flour
- 2 Tbsp cream of tartar
- ½ cup salt
- 1 to 2 Tbsp cooking oil
- 1 cup water
- few drop peppernint extract

Mix flour, cream of tartar, and salt in a pan. Mix desired coloring with water, add with oil to dry mixture. Cook over medium heat until thick. Mix in coloring later if preferred.

Knock Knock. Who's there? Abby. Abby who? Abby Birthday to you!



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