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Berry Sensory Bin

May 31, 2020
Berry Sensory Bin Water beads Fruit

It’s Fruit Week at our FREE summer camp U Ready Kids Camp. If you haven’t downloaded the Free camp PDF head to my U READY KIDS CAMP post. Each week has a themed sensory bin like this colorful berry sensory bin. This berry sensory bin can be made with any fruit colored sensory bin filler. We used berry-colored water beads but you could use colored sand, play dough, jello, dyed rice, pompoms and more. A heart shaped cake tin worked…

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Pop Art Flowers- Process Art for Kids

May 31, 2020
Flower Process Art

I love Pop Art for so many reasons. Its bright, its fun and its easily accessible for kids. Kids love the bright, bold colors, the recognizable pop culture objects and the similarities to comics and cartoons. Pop art has always been my favorite type of art to teach to my elementary students and I thought I'd give it a go with my preschoolers for U Ready Kids Camp flower week. Andy Warhol has a beautiful series of hibiscus flower silkscreen…

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Flower Monogram Weavings

May 31, 2020
Monogram Flower Weavings

I love incorporating objects from nature whenever I can, so our Flower Week would not be complete without getting outside and interacting with real flowers! The kids had so much fun exploring the backyard and looking for flowers. I was impressed by their observation skills as they found flowers in places that I didn't even notice. Most of the flowers they found were weeds but to the eye of a child they are just as beautiful as any other flower.…

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Flower Sensory Bin

May 31, 2020

We’ve been spending a lot of time in the garden lately and I noticed Teddy showing a lot of interest in bugs (especially worms). Scottie on the other hand had a massive meltdown when a worm touched her foot. Since play is a safe place to experience things in a fun, less stress way I thought a little bit of bug-themed “exposure therapy” might be just what she needs while expanding on Teddy’s current interests and giving them both some…

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Flower Tinker Tray

May 31, 2020

It's been a minute since I posted a new themed tinker tray. As part of Flower Week for U Ready Kids Camp, my free at home summer camp I thought we needed a fun, colorful flower tinker tray! Tinker trays are so versatile and can be used over and over again in different ways. These flower tinker trays can be used on their own or with kinetic sand, play dough, contact paper, mirrors and sensory bins. They can also be…

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