Make magic paper leaf wands with simple art supplies and our free printable leaf activity kit! | via barley & birch

Make: Paper Leaf Magic Wands

There’s just something about autumn that’s pure…magic, isn’t there? This week we’re bringing fall to life indoors from the comfort of our warm, cozy craft table with the help of our free printable leaf activity kit. From mini nature shrines…

Make paper leaf magic wands with simple art supplies and our free printable leaf activity kit! | via barley & birch
Make DIY moon sand for a fun sensory play experience that's like a day at the beach! | via barley & birch

Make: DIY Moon Sand for At-Home Beach Play

You might have seen this referred to as moon dough, cloud dough, sand dough, or kinetic sand…whatever you call it, this smushy sensory moon sand is a tactile delight, incredibly easy to make, and feels like a trip to the…

Make DIY moon sand for a fun sensory play experience that's like a day at the beach! | via barley & birch
DIY colored rice is so simple to make and wonderful for toddler sensory play, color-matching games, and more! | via barley & birch

Make: DIY Colored Rice for Sensory Play

One of my earlier memories from when I was a kid, was that my preschool class had 2 sensory bins of dried noodles and dried beans that I loved. There were tools in the bin to gather, scoop, and separate.…

DIY dyed rainbow rice is so simple to make and wonderful for toddler sensory play, color-matching games, and more! | via barley & birch
Our favorite tools and activities to help kids develop cooking and kitchen skills. | via barley & birch

Discover: Practical Kitchen Skill Activities for Kids

Watering herbs, pouring milk, washing dishes, folding laundry, and peeling fruits…they’re the life experiences I grew up on, and the practical kitchen skills that helped promote a unique sense of pride and importance. That’s why I’m dedicating a full series…

Help your kids develop practical life skills through hands-on kitchen play and learning activities (with printable templates)! | via barley & birch
Our Paul Bunyan play pancakes are an incredibly fun sensory play activity for kids! | via barley & birch

Make: Paul Bunyan Pancakes for Sensory Play

These cardboard pancakes will have your little ones flippin’ their lids for some flapjack-themed sensory fun! Now come in close and huddle up around the fire tall-tale lovers…do you know the story of Paul Bunyan? In the Northern areas of…

Our Paul Bunyan play pancakes are an incredibly fun sensory play activity for kids! | via barley & birch
Create an easy Christmas countdown with this adorable DIY pine tree lot scene! | via barley & birch

Make: A Mini Pine Tree Farm Holiday Sensory Activity

A little more than a month to Christmas and I’ve been hoarding advent calendar inspiration! I’m rarely organized enough to get 25 little gifts together for so many of the cute advent calendars I lust over on Pinterest, so I…

This charming sensory-packed snowy scene doubles as an easy countdown to Christmas. Kids will have a blast building this magical holiday small world that uses painted pinecones and simple supplies. | via barley & birch
Celebrate Halloween with this fun build-your-own Jack-O-Lantern play dough activity for kids!

Make: A Playdough Jack-O-Lantern with Pop-In Features

Recycle a cereal box and celebrate Halloween with this super cute build-your-own playdough Jack-O-Lantern activity for kids! Mix and match spooky features with your own round little playdough pumpkins for an afternoon of wickedly creative form and design play. And…

Celebrate Halloween with this fun and easy build-your-own Jack-O-Lantern play dough activity for kids! | via barley & birch