While any time of year is a great time for sensory play, I find we use sensory play all the more over the winter months when we are indoors more than the other months. One of our very favorite forms of sensory play is play dough. I’ve been making this play-dough for many years and it always turns out well (just like store bought, my kids actually like it better) and lasts for many, many months in an air-tight container.
My oldest started Kindergarten this year, much to my joy and sadness. The school requires we pack a snack and lunch for the kids each day and it's been my goal to make sure he tummy is full of healthy food to keep his energy up and his brain ready for all the new information he is ingesting. One food my boy will never turn down is a slice of quick bread, so I have been making different breads over the weeks. We love to keep the sugar as low as possible while still being something they will desire, hide some vegetables in it and pack in protein. This bread has become one of his favorites, even reached for over his beloved banana bread.