Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Sensory Games

There are a lot of great classic fairy tales out there that are pretty much perfect for sensory games. One of those stories is absolutely Goldilocks and the Three Bears, a fun little story that you can use to teach your kids textures, sizes, and sequencing.

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We started by giving each of our kids a different bear, big, medium, and little, then letting them use our special lego blocks (perfect for our light tables) to create homes for the bears.

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Next we gave them different sized bear cut outs, and told them to put them inside the bears “beds”, which are made of different sized bags.

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We filled the bags with different materials: straw for papa bear (too hard and stiff!), cotton for mamma bear (too soft!), and colorful fun cut out pieces for baby bear (just right).

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After that we had them pick out the hard marbles from the bears “porridge” (in this case, colored gelatin).

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The kids loved it, and they had even more fun learning about all the different kinds of textures.

How do you and your kids play with the Three Bears? Let us know in the comments!

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Snack Time (For Cow) Games

Some of you may know that Kids Nook has been working their way through the educational Hello Genius book series, an adorable set of books about various animals learning how to do things like brush their teeth or take naps. This time we played with sensory games centered around the book Snack Time for Cow, and as you can imagine it was very yummy!

First we created different “soups” and “snacks” for our animal friends using colored rice, colored pasta, and other ingredients.

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After that it was time for us to make some snacks for ourselves, a very special version of a fruit parfait. First we cut up the apples…

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Then we put mixed them with yogurt and oats, a very healthy snack for everyone!

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Of course some of our friends preferred to eat their yogurt plain…

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And some of them just went straight for the apples!

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Either way, we all had a great time playing with our food 😀

What’s your favorite snack to make with the kids? Let us know in the comments!

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Bear Says “Thank You!”

This weekend we introduced a brand new story to our Sensory Storytime repertoire: Bear Says “Thank You!”  It’s an adorable story about a very polite baby bear who makes a craft for his mommy as a nice way to say “Thank you!” to her.

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Inspired by this cute little bear, we decided to make our own little gifts for our moms. You can see what kind of crazy things we got up to under the cut!
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