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Discover fun and creative ideas to encourage play time with toys, light play, music, multi-sensory activities and tactile art. Also find seasonal holiday crafts!

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DIY Bath Paints

Play, Sensory Activities

DIY Bath Paints

These DIY Bath Paints are simple to make and perfect for turning bathtime into learning time! Use them to write numbers, spell your child’s name, or draw shapes.

Child playing with teddy bear.

Sensory Activities

How to Build a Calm-Down Kit for Kids

A calm-down kit is a box or area that contains a child’s favorite calming activities. Items should be safe and encourage independent play.

Easy Playdough Recipe With No Salt

Play, Sensory Activities

Easy Playdough Recipe With No Salt

Looking for a no-cook playdough recipe without salt? We’ve got you covered with this easy recipe you can do in minutes.

How to Clean up Cloud Dough Collage

Play, Sensory Activities

Easy Cloud Dough Recipe

Cloud dough is easy to make and helps children develop essential skills like social interaction, sensory exploration, and imaginative play.

Cute little girl playing with bright kinetic sand at table in room.

Play, Sensory Activities

Easy Kinetic Sand Recipe

Looking for a fun activity to do with your kids? Check out this easy kinetic sand recipe using ingredients you probably already have in your house!

Kids play with pop it sensory toy.

Autism, Sensory Activities, Toys

5 Best Sensory Seeker Toys

Check out our guide to the best sensory seeker toys for kids who like to rock, spin, chew, and fidget. It’s not just about fidget spinners!

Oobleck Collage

Play, Sensory Activities

Easy Oobleck Recipe

Making oobleck combines science, having fun, and sensory play while learning what a non-Newtonian fluid is.

Jelly Bean Sensory Bin and Color Sorting

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Jelly Bean Sensory Bin and Color Sorting

Use this Jelly Bean Sensory Bin and Color Sorting activity to help your child learn their colors. They’ll also strengthen their fine motor skills while playing!

Children connecting jigsaw puzzle pieces in a kids room on floor at home.

Play

What Is Cooperative Play?

Cooperative play is important for your child’s social and emotional development. Here’s how to encourage cooperative play at your child’s next play date.

Resurrection Water Color Craft

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Resurrection Water Color Craft

Celebrate Easter with this Resurrection Water Color Craft, perfect for little ones. They’ll love painting the beautiful sky and adding sand to finish it off.

Easter Egg Greeting Card Craft

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Easter Egg Greeting Card Craft

Turn your child’s painting into an adorable Easter Egg Greeting Card Craft. With just a few supplies, you can create this fun surprise to send to friends and family.

Easter Resurrection Snack

Cooking and Kitchen Play, Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Easter Resurrection Snack

This Easter Resurrection Snack will delight your little ones. With these healthy ingredients, you can teach your child the true meaning of Easter.

Easter Egg Number Matching Game

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Math and Science

Easter Egg Number Matching Game

Counting has never been more fun than with this Easter Egg Number Matching Game. This game is easy to assemble and will surely be a hit with your little one!

Silly Spinning Easter Egg Craft

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Silly Spinning Easter Egg Craft

This Silly Spinning Easter Egg Craft is the perfect way to use your leftover easter eggs! Using only a few basic supplies, you can create this delightful craft and activity.

Front view of happy diverse school kids standing in outside corridor at school while a Caucasian schoolgirl is sitting on wheelchair in foreground.

Play, Special Needs

6 Tips To Help Your Special Needs Child Make Friends

Is your child struggling to make friends? Discover these six practical tips to assist your special needs child foster meaningful friendships.

Asian teacher teach ukulele to girl with Down's syndrome.

Autism, Music Play

6 Ways Music Therapy Can Support Children With Autism

By harnessing the power of music, autistic children can develop communication, social, emotional, cognitive, and motor skills. Here’s how!

Father pushing disabled boy in special needs handicap swing.

Play, Special Needs

Inclusive Playgrounds: How To Create Play Spaces for Children of All Abilities

Inclusive playgrounds should involve the community in planning and be designed with accessibility, inclusive social play, and safety in mind.

Sight Word Easter Egg Hunt

Braille and Literacy, Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Sight Word Easter Egg Hunt

Make sight word memorization easy and fun with this Easter-themed game. With just a few supplies, you can create this Sight Word Easter Egg Hunt.

Portrait of small boy and girl playing indoors at home.

Play, Special Needs

5 Unique Play Date Ideas for Toddlers

Playdate coming up? We’ve got some simple, inexpensive, and easy-to-set-up ideas for your toddler and their friends next time that play time is at your house.

Playing with unicorn sensory rice.

Sensory Activities

Unicorn Sensory Rice

This unicorn sensory rice is simple to make and full of color. Use it to make your own sensory bin to keep little hands busy for hours.

Playing with a snowy animals sensory bin.

Sensory Activities

Snowy Animals Sensory Bin

This Snowy Animals Sensory Bin is perfect for exploring animal tracks and learning about how animals survive winter. Your little one will want to play for hours!

Valentine’s Day Q-tip Painting Activity

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Tactile Arts and Crafts

Valentine’s Day Q-tip Painting Activity

This adorable Valentine’s Day Q-tip Painting Activity is perfect for little hands. Conversations hearts and Q-tip flowers make this tree extra special!

Cute little four years girl child with funny painted face art in children's room.

Play, Special Needs

9 Tips for a Sensory-Friendly Birthday Party

Sensory-friendly birthday parties can be inclusive and fun without being overstimulating. Check out our guide to start planning your child’s next party.

A group of young girls with disabilities and autism is training their hand and finger muscles by drawing and painting with water.

Play, Special Needs

18 Engaging Indoor Activities for Kids with Physical Disabilities

There are many fun indoor activities for kids with disabilities, from interactive storytelling to adaptive yoga routines, disability-friendly board games, and virtual escape rooms.