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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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A little cheerful boy in a shiny green top hat and green clothes laughs.

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Special Needs

Accessible Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids Who are Blind

If you’re celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day as a family, you’ll love these accessible Saint Patrick's Day crafts to try with your visually impaired child.

A blogger girl makes a felt craft for Valentine's Day in the shape of a heart.

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Special Needs

5 Accessible Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids Who Are Blind

Everyone can get crafty this February with these creative, fun, and accessible Valentine’s Day crafts for children who are blind.

Children with bunny ears searching for colorful eggs in snow drop flower meadow.

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Special Needs

Adapting Easter Egg Hunts for Kids With Disabilities

There’s no reason why children with disabilities need to miss out on Easter egg hunts. Throwing an accessible Easter egg hunt is the perfect way to celebrate.

Close up of a hanging paper snowflake.

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Tactile Arts and Crafts

Hanging Paper Snowflakes

When the weather turns frosty, have fun indoors with these Hanging Paper Snowflakes. You’ll turn your living room into a winter wonderland!

Sparkle Snowball Cookies

Cooking and Kitchen Play

Sparkle Snowball Cookies

These sparkle snowball cookies are simple to make. The fun sprinkles make them an afternoon treat sure to delight your kids!

Three tactile alphabet cookies spelling B O G

Play, Sensory Activities, Tactile Arts and Crafts

Tactile Alphabet Cookies Using Sugar Cookie Playdough

Learning the alphabet can be fun with these tactile alphabet cookies. Try out this educational activity using homemade sugar cookie playdough.

Happy new year. Family watching fireworks.

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Special Needs

8 Tips For a Successful Sensory-Friendly New Year’s Eve Party

Parties can be tricky if you have sensory processing issues. A sensory-friendly New Year’s Eve Party allows everybody to celebrate and have fun together.

Family working on origami together.

Tactile Arts and Crafts, Visual Impairment

10 Ways To Help Your Blind or Visually Impaired Child Get Started With Origami

Find tips for parents on introducing and getting started with origami with their children who are blind or visually impaired.

One of the sets with text instructions for blind builders.

Toys, Visual Impairment

Bricks for the Blind

Bricks for the Blind provides text, audio, and braille instructions for LEGO sets that allows blind people to build LEGO sets independently.

Children and teacher playing with musical instruments in preschool.

Music Play

Music and Movement: Enhancing Preschool Learning Through Songs

Music and movement activities for preschoolers can help enhance their cognitive skills and brain development while developing social, emotional, and academic skills.

Children in forest looking at leaves as a researcher together with the magnifying glass.

Math and Science, Sensory Activities

Exploring Nature: 5 Outdoor Learning Activities for Preschoolers

Looking for things to do outside with your preschooler? These ideas for outdoor learning are easy, inexpensive, informal, and best of all, fun!

Cardboard Christmas Ornament Craft

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Cardboard Christmas Ornament Craft

Let your kids get involved in the tree decorating with this simple, inexpensive Cardboard Christmas Ornament Craft. All you need is an old box and some imagination.

DIY gratitude fridge magnets

Tactile Arts and Crafts

Gratitude Fridge Magnets Craft for Kids

Looking for a fun way to encourage gratitude in your home? This gratitude fridge magnet craft is not only adorable but also easy to make.

A little European girl plays with beads in the colored sand.

Sensory Activities

Sensory Play: 5 Hands-On Activities for Preschool Sensory Development

Sensory play is easy, fun, and doesn’t have to be expensive. Check out our ideas for simple, hands-on - and messy! - sensory learning play with your preschooler.

Teacher and kids learning ecology gardening.

Math and Science, Sensory Activities

Gardening with Kids: Planting Seeds of Knowledge in Preschool

Ready to discover the joy of gardening with your kids? Our expert tips and fun, hands-on gardening activities will cultivate a love for nature.

Banana Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Cooking and Kitchen Play

Banana Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

A healthy after-school snack or treat, these banana pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are sure to be a hit! Make them with your kids for a fun fall activity.

Children toddlers girls play logical toy learning shapes, arithmetic and colors at home.

Play

14 Fun and Educational Indoor Activities for Toddlers

Whether you’re stuck at home on a rainy day or simply trying to fill ten minutes, we've got some fun and engaging indoor activities for toddlers to inspire you.

Bible memory verse bracelets

Tactile Arts and Crafts

Bible Memory Verse Bracelets

Do you want to help your child memorize scripture verses? These Bible memory verse bracelets are simple and effective.

A young boy eating a tasty raspberry with yogurt.

Cooking and Kitchen Play, Feeding and Eating

13 Best Gluten-Free Snacks for Kids

The best gluten-free snacks for kids combine nutrients found in fruits and veggies with protein to provide optimal fuel for a growing child’s body.

Mother with daughter choosing plush dog in store.

Toys

Safe Toy Selection: How To Choose Age-Appropriate and Non-Toxic Toys

Ensure your child’s well-being with top tips on choosing suitable toys that create a secure, fun play environment with our guide to safe toy selection.

Young girl drinking a pumpkin spice latte.

Cooking and Kitchen Play

Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Spice “Not-a-Latte”

Who says kids can’t enjoy the pumpkin spice latte craze? This Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Spice “Not-a-Latte” recipe is delicious and fun to make.

Three affirmation keychains.

Parenting, Play, Tactile Arts and Crafts

Affirmation Backpack Buddy Keychains

These affirmation backpack buddy keychains are adorable and easy to make. Give your child a little encouragement with this simple craft as they head to school.

Three pumpkin pie cups.

Cooking and Kitchen Play

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Cups

These No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Cups make a great after-school snack or after-dinner treat! They’re easy to make ahead of time and have ready to grab in the fridge.

Pumpkin picking fine motor activity.

Fine and Gross Motor, Play

Pumpkin Picking Fine Motor Activity

This adorable pumpkin picking fine motor activity is a breeze to make! A perfect fall activity for preschoolers and toddlers alike.