[tag]Sensory[/tag] playtime [tag]contest[/tag]
Sunday 16th December 2007: This contest is now closed. Winner will be chosen this week. Winner announced on Friday. Thanks
So now you’ve read the articles and you’ve got all these ideas about Sensory play to do with your toddler and preschooler right?
Sensory play is one of those topics many parents know about but don’t do much about past the baby stage. I hope these articles have shown you that Sensory [tag]play[/tag] is a lot of fun and a great learning and sharing opportunity that’s easy to do at home with your child under 5.
With that in mind , here is my first contest.
What you’ll win
[tag]Sensory garden dome[/tag]
Easy-to-grow seeds and a self-contained terrarium let kids grow their own [tag]indoor garden[/tag]â€¦filled with plants that explore the 5 senses! The plastic dome comes with soil, labels for each plant and moreâ€¦plus 5 exotic varieties of seeds, including herbs for taste, aloe for touch, eucalyptus for smell, a polka dot plant for sight and a rustling cabbage palm for sound! 9″ wide.
How to enter the contest?
- Read the 6 sensory play articles by Elaine Lambe. See related posts at the bottom of this post for direct links.
- What’s your favourite sensory [tag]play activity[/tag] for children under 5?
- Write the answer in the comments below for one entry.
- Write a blog post and trackback to this post or tell me where to look for two entries.
- Subscribe via Feedburner. Never miss another blog entry, for one entry
- US Daily and weekly subscribers to the Play activities email before the date and time of this post get two automatic entries.
Maximum of 6 possible entries available per person.
Collected entries will be collated and then picked by the big guy. Probably via his famous throw it up in the air method and try and catch a falling entry.
Contest open to US residents only and/or those with a valid US address for shipping. ( Yes to APO addresses)
Deadline is 10pm MST December 16th 2007
Entrants must use a valid email address when writing a comment, as this is the one I’ll use to contact you about your shipping address and to let you know you’ve won! No reply within 5 days and I’ll pick a new winner.
Please do not leave your email address in the main body of the comment. Don’t want you getting spammed now. Only I can see the email address.
Prize is new and unused. No cash alternative. Winner gets it shipped to them.
I love that little garden! I won’t enter since my children are all older.
I know that my children loved to play with any toy that was interactive, brightly colored and noisey! 🙂
Adriana - Busy Moms Online says
The sensory garden looks so cool! I almost want to enter the contest, but will refrain since my kids are older.
Great contest and articles! I love the sight sense, especially this time of year for toddlers. With all the pretty lights and decorations I love to watch them marvel in it all! The look on my 2yo face is priceless when we plug up the tree and outdoor decorations. As we look and talk about all of them I know he’s learning so much.
Just the other day he came to me with his cup and let me know it was his “green” cup. He also knows that when the inflatable Santa Claus and Snowman in the yard are deflated they are sleeping. All because he can see they are lying down.
With my littlest, I like to look in the mirror while holding her.
We are really big into touch in our house…and I have always made sure to buy lots of things with different textures for my daughter to play with. It’s amazing seeing her reaction to them.
I like the smelly walk! Terrible-sounding name, but a fun activity with kids of all ages to teach them to slow down and pay attention to their surroundings.
I loved the idea of exploring different textures by Placing familiar items in a bag and having them reach in and feel them and guess what they are. Fabulous idea!
I love having my kids help me cook…it gives them so much exposure to different tastes and smells.
Love the Snap Beads. My daughter is just getting into fine motor skills and I could see her using her little finger to snap and unsnap as much as possible! My son would adore the Sensory dome. He helped plant a garden outside with out, but it wasn’t as involved as this would be.
I’m putting in 2 more entries with my blog post here. Sensory Dome Contest
We love to open spices and smell different ones!
I like the idea of blindfolding and having them smell different things and tell you what they are. I have done this with my girls they always think it is fun!!
Call me craxy, but I like the smelly walk! I know, I know, but my kids would like it! Thanks…
The treasure basket idea is awsome. Connor already “steals” stuff for his own little treasure pile lol giving him a basket of fun goodies to explore the world with would be awsome.
Im blogging you :
I like doing things with sound with my daughter. Playing the piano, listening to music, dancing, clapping along. Because of this, she’s really good at picking out syllables in words, and she’s only 3.
I love doing the feely games where they guess what items are by feeling them!
My daughter’s favorite sensory toy right now is a flower toy by Lamaze that has different textures, sounds, and lights. And since she still sticks it in her mouth and sucks on it sometimes, I can only guess that she’s experiencing different tastes too!
I can’t say that I have specific sensory play activities for my kids, but if I win this I can start.
Jennifer P. says
My girls have really been enjoying playing in all the rustly leaves in our yard!
Mama Zen says
Mud, mud, mud! My daughter loves to dig in the dirt, make mudpies, etc. Since I’m a gardener, I love sharing this with her.
Either the mirror, cooking together or playing in the dirt. My boys love all of those activities.
What a great garden project!!
Oooops! I forgot to mention that I love having my toddler help me wash the floor. He gets to play in the water and touch everything – it gets my floor clean, he loves it.
julie m says
Planting flowers last spring was awesome, it gave me the chance to let my son feel and touch and smell everything and I think he has a little more respect -as in I didnt have to tell him ONCE to get off the flowerbeds this year (he is only 3)
Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings says
Count me in please!
I like the smelly walk, kids love that! Blogged here https://scrappyd.blogspot.com/2007/12/contest-roundup_09.html
I love the sound sensory activity of a homemade orchestra! I blogged your contest here: Sassyfrazz
I subscribed to your feed and to the Play activites e-mail~
Thanks for this contest!
I love cooking with my children, so I enjoyed the ideas about cooking and tasting things with your child. I blogged about the contest here: https://homeschoolingk.blogspot.com/2007/12/sensory-play-contest.html
I’d have to say the smelly walk – kids love to guess and compare what xxx smell reminds them of
Enter me in the contest please. 🙂
We do a treasure basket version with toys and items that have all different textures etc. They also love watching a butterfly hatch (sort of along the lines of the garden…), and the ant farm has been a hit.
Amanda A says
I blogged you here with my answer
Betty ~Simply Southern says
PLAYING IN THE DIRT(which my two grands love to do) or the smelly walk,,,weird name ,but i really like this one..
got you added to blog as well..
thank you and merry christmas
Lilypad mom says
I really like the idea of putting familar scents in front of them to see if they can identify them. My daughter loves to smell candles when we are in stores and we talk about the different scents, but this would be a great thing to do at home. I think we will try this one this afternoon.
We have a basket on our shelf with pairs of fabrics with different textures. The baby plays with them and her older brother and I try to match them – while blindfolded.
Caryn Bailey says
I play music for my son and I sing to him. I guess that would be sound play! : ) I’m going to subscribe right now! : )
I love the sensory garden dome! My 4 year old love to help me garden. I blogged about the contest as well.
Lisa G. says
The Autumnal Sensory Play is my favorite activity because there are so many different sensory game you can play.
I love the idea of putting a bunch of items in a bag and having my toddlers guess what they are just by feeling them! Great giveaway — thanks!
Linsey Knerl says
I love the idea of stringing cereal on a necklace to taste later. My kids love crafts and food, so this is perfect for them!