The spring weather has put that artistic and creative pep back in my step, and I hope it has for you too! Today we're working with cornmeal again, but this time incorporating it into art! You can start either by making a drawing yourself and letting them find out what it is, or giving them a glue stick or either a bottle of liquid glue or liquid glue with a paintbrush to make a picture with. Once they're done gluing you can give them their cornmeal with spoons, or they can us
Measuring things such as time, volume, density and more are new concepts at young ages. Try gently introducing these subjects with sensory materials and some measuring implements! The simple concept of larger vessels being able to contain more materials than smaller ones may seem common sense to us, but it's in our toddler and preschool years that common sense begins to develop! Begin this concept with any various sizes of vessels, and as your children grow you can introduce
Interested in other ways to use Creation Station materials? Wondering how Art fits in? Here are a couple of examples of art that can be done at various ages using the following materials: · Coloured Pasta · Coloured Rice · Coloured Chick Peas · Coloured Split Peas The first photo is a picture made by our Chief Experience Officer. As an adult she had the patience to carefully place the various materials just how she wanted them, and the result was a beautiful outdoor scene dep
Wondering what your child can learn through playing with sensory materials? This is just one example of how to engage them in educational and fun play, and some tips for along the way! Follow us and stay tuned for more tips and tricks to get your child learning and having fun at the same time! #SortItOut #PlayBasedLearning #WorkingWithYourHands #EarlyChildhoodEducation #SensoryPlay #CreationStation
At Creation Station, there's fun to be had all year round. But we try to create a little extra at special time's of the year! Here's some examples of the fun festive products we've had in the shop around the holidays! #FestiveCreativity #SenoryHolidays #SensoryPlay #SensoryInput #WorkingWithYourHands #CreationStation
Flowers are growing, the sun is shining, and I'm learning! A discussion about plant growth is a must in this situation. Beyond color identification, counting, sorting and more, sensory pasta gets the brain working in creative ways too! Not to mention it feels cool running through your fingers. What will your kiddos create with their Rainbow Multi-Pasta?! #WorkingWithYourHands #EarlyChildhoodEducation #PlayBasedLearning #SensoryPlay #CreationStation
Play dough can be used in so many fun ways! Here’s some examples of the awesome ways one kiddo made his impressions on a big slab of dough. Fine motor skills, gross motor skills, pattern making and exploration of various materials’ behaviors are some of the things he practiced that day!
To make these impressions the child used: Play Dough cutting arrow Lego The point of the arrow The tail of a toy whale The mouth of the toy whale Imagine the things that could be incorporated