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.
We adored our Christmas books during the holiday season but once they have been put away, we pull out several Winter books that remind us of all the joy that truly can be found during these cold months.We find ourselves cuddled close together more in Winter, reading the day away. It often seemsthese books spark imaginations and we will change our nature table to suit the theme of them, often pulling in characters from the books.What were once peg people are now snow children, the wooden pond is flipped to show it has iced over, and some of our wooden animals go to hibernate in makeshift caves and burrows.