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Simple Sensory Slime

Kids never seem to get tired of slime! Here's a fun and easy way to add an extra experience to it. By adding different things like glitter, googly eyes, or even glow paint, you can create a sensory activity with many different tactile experiences. You don't even have to make multiple batches of slime if you don't want to. It's very easy to make up a batch and then split it in half or quarters to add different elements to it. You can even use it as a math lesson on fractions!
 

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Heather Grimaldi, Programs Manager, has worked at Kidspace since 2015. Prior to that she was a Preschool teacher working with students with special needs for almost ten years and has over twenty years of experience in the field. When not at Kidspace, Heather likes to go hiking and swimming with her kids and husband, try out new recipes and read.

Recess At-Home

With distance learning comes distance recess. Here are some games and activities that can be played outside or inside, individually or with a partner, with little to no supplies beyond what you probably already have on hand. These are also great “brain break” activities for when your student just needs to do something that doesn’t look or feel like school work!

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Heather Grimaldi, Programs Manager, has worked at Kidspace since 2015. Prior to that she was a Preschool teacher working with students with special needs for almost ten years and has over twenty years of experience in the field. When not at Kidspace, Heather likes to go hiking and swimming with her kids and husband, try out new recipes and read.

School Day Clock

With the beginning of the school year and so many schools starting off with distance learning, many of our children might be struggling with getting the hang of their daily school schedule. As an adult, I sometimes struggle with visualizing exactly what my day looks like with meetings, Zoom calls, writing, and remembering to take a lunch break. Our kids are starting a new school year with a completely different schedule than before.

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Heather Grimaldi, Programs Manager, has worked at Kidspace since 2015. Prior to that she was a Preschool teacher working with students with special needs for almost ten years and has over twenty years of experience in the field. When not at Kidspace, Heather likes to go hiking and swimming with her kids and husband, try out new recipes and read.

Mess Free Finger Painting

Here’s an activity for kids who love to finger paint and parents who don’t love cleaning up after the finger painting! The key to containing the mess can be found in almost every kitchen: plastic food wrap.

 

 

This is a fun activity for every age group from toddlers to adults: 

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Heather Grimaldi, Programs Manager, has worked at Kidspace since 2015. Prior to that she was a Preschool teacher working with students with special needs for almost ten years and has over twenty years of experience in the field. When not at Kidspace, Heather likes to go hiking and swimming with her kids and husband, try out new recipes and read.

National Aviation Day

It’s National Aviation Day!

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Heather Grimaldi, Programs Manager, has worked at Kidspace since 2015. Prior to that she was a Preschool teacher working with students with special needs for almost ten years and has over twenty years of experience in the field. When not at Kidspace, Heather likes to go hiking and swimming with her kids and husband, try out new recipes and read.

Want S'mores?

It’s National S’mores day! We all think of s’mores as the fun, messy, sticky, gooey snack that you make when you go camping or over a fire pit. We love the crunchy cracker, melty chocolate, and warm toasted marshmallow. What if you want to indulge in this iconic treat when there isn’t a fire pit handy? Or it’s the middle of the day when the s’mores craving hits? Harness the power of the sun and make a solar oven to “cook” up some fun s’mores treats!

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Heather Grimaldi, Programs Manager, has worked at Kidspace since 2015. Prior to that she was a Preschool teacher working with students with special needs for almost ten years and has over twenty years of experience in the field. When not at Kidspace, Heather likes to go hiking and swimming with her kids and husband, try out new recipes and read.

Sensory Sandcastles

When it comes to sandcastles, what is your style? Are you an architectural builder who uses buckets, mold, cups, and shovels to construct your castle? Or do you prefer a more abstract, surrealist approach to your building? Using water, dripping sand, and alternative designs to form your castle? No matter your style and approach – sand is a great way to activate and explore the senses! 

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Heather Grimaldi, Programs Manager, has worked at Kidspace since 2015. Prior to that she was a Preschool teacher working with students with special needs for almost ten years and has over twenty years of experience in the field. When not at Kidspace, Heather likes to go hiking and swimming with her kids and husband, try out new recipes and read.

The Benefits of Spending Time in Nature

 

Being outside and spending time in nature has some amazing benefits for the whole family; more than just being somewhere other than stuck inside the house!

 

Regularly spending time in nature has benefits for the body and mind. It boosts feelings of happiness and promotes psychological and healing. It can help with vitamin D production to fight high blood pressure and osteoporosis, stress relief, improves memory and concentration, helps keep you feeling young, and strengthens your immune system.

 

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Heather Grimaldi, Programs Manager, has worked at Kidspace since 2015. Prior to that she was a Preschool teacher working with students with special needs for almost ten years and has over twenty years of experience in the field. When not at Kidspace, Heather likes to go hiking and swimming with her kids and husband, try out new recipes and read.

The Benefits of Nature for Stress Relief

 

 

We all recognize that we are living through a scary and stressful time right now. As adults and parents, we try to keep things as normal and calm for our children as we can, but we also know that our kids pick up on the emotions and stress that we are feeling as well.

 

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Heather Grimaldi, Programs Manager, has worked at Kidspace since 2015. Prior to that she was a Preschool teacher working with students with special needs for almost ten years and has over twenty years of experience in the field. When not at Kidspace, Heather likes to go hiking and swimming with her kids and husband, try out new recipes and read.

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