Jodi is a homeschooling, gardening, coffee drinking, diy'ing, recipe fiddling, Jesus loving, sometimes crunchy momma who could use a nap. You can see more of her adventures at Simply Southern Sunshine

Snakes and Frogs Sensory Bin Ideas

Even though my boys are older now, I love sharing fun sensory play for preschoolers.  The fact is with many subjects sensory bin ideas like this one featuring Snakes and Frogs can be perfect for occupying younger kid while also keeping your older … [Read more...]

Apple Pie Spice Playdough

One of the best parts of fall is the wonderful scents from all the baking.  But you don't even have to heat up the kitchen to enjoy spicy fall aromas with your kids and this yummy scented sensory experience will make the entire room smell like an … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Spice Scented Homemade Slime

If your kids love sensory play like mine do, they will probably love this slimy changing pumpkin scented homemade slime.  Scented with pumpkin pie spice and amazingly textured, the kids love to stir, scoop, dump, and mix it as it turns from liquid to … [Read more...]

Conversation Heart Play dough

I love creating play dough that fits a homeschool theme or holiday too, so this Conversation Heart Play Dough is perfect for Valentine's Day and just plain fun all the way around. It's also a sneaky way to work in some handwriting practice! Hot … [Read more...]

Peppermint Oobleck

Oobleck is a necessary experience for all children!  It's a sensory activity and a science experiment in one. This Peppermint Oobleck gives a holiday twist to an old favorite. … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Help Preschoolers Learn the Alphabet

For some kids, learning the alphabet comes easily.  For those that aren't language minded, try one (or all) of these 7 activities to help preschoolers learn the alphabet! … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Build Fine Motor Skills for Preschoolers

Early development of fine motor skills will help increase chances for success when they begin writing. Fine motor activities can be fun and challenging at the same time, so get those little hands busy. There are many activities that are effective, … [Read more...]

Christmas Sensory Bin Ideas

These Peppermint Scented Sensory Bin Ideas make wonderful activities in the busy days leading up to Christmas. Children will love the delightful aroma and it is so easy to customize based on your children's own preferences! … [Read more...]