One of my funniest memories of Little Bear is one time when I made some puffy paint for her out of shaving cream and food coloring. I left the room to go get something for the baby, leaving Little Bear and Pufferfish happily painting. When I returned, Little Bear was naked, covered from head-to-toe with the shaving cream paint! It was then that I realized that Little Bear is a kid who really likes to get into stuff! Literally! Here are some cool things for kids who really love to have their senses stimulated!
In my house we love all different types of play dough! Here are a few unique kinds!
I've never tried this stuff, but it sounds awesome!
I love this stuff! Its modeling clay made out of millions of tiny foam beads. Its mushy and super-pliable, plus it has a very unique feel to it because of the beads. This stuff is addicting, I tell ya! And clean-up is actually easier than most other doughs.
Moon Sand is very cool! It really does have the texture of wet sand, and sticks together like wet sand does. However, its kinda hard to clean up. Little Bear and Pufferfish got it everywhere!
Model Magic is a cool type of modeling clay. You can create something with it, and then let it air-dry. It dries soft, sort of like something made out of nerf.
I almost couldn't remember what these were called! Luckily I found them. These things are awesome! All you need to do is give your kids some of these, plus some water, and maybe some paper. They can stick the noodles together to make 3-D models, or stick them on paper to make 3-D pictures! So awesome. I once had the entire neighborhood over at the house playing with these!
I never tried this before, but it looks awesome! Supposedly you put it in water and play around with it... but when you take it out of the water, its completely dry! Weird!
They have a giant one of these at the Children's Museum by us. Little Bear always loved it!
MORE SQUISHY, PRICKLY, ETC THINGS FOR KIDS!
Never tried this, but its supposed to be awesome! 1 pound of the powder makes 8 pounds of fluffy snow!
The object of this board game is to identify objects using only your sense of touch!
This is sort of like the board game, but with no board! Kids have to reach into a bag and search for certain objects, using only their sense of touch!
I've been looking for an aromatherapy game for kids, and now there is one! Kids have to sniff different smells, and guess what they are.
This teddybear has a removable aromatherapy insert. You take it out, heat it up, and put it back in the bear. Children can cuddle up with a warm stuffed bear that gives off a comforting smell!
In this fun listening game, kids have to listen to songs and match them to pictures on a card. Its sort of like BINGO!
These are like drumsticks without the drums! If your kids are always drumming their fingers and tapping their feet, they need these rhythm sticks!
Why just give your kid a rubber duck? Your kids can take these ducks in the bathtub and play beautiful music by tapping on them!
I've always loved the sound of rainsticks! Here's a colorful and durable one made just for kids! (We tried making them with paper towel tubes once, but they didn't last long!)
This is supposed to be a baby toy, but I think Pufferfish and Little Bear might still like it! Its vanilla scented, and the legs play musical notes!
< This little drum makes a nice noise that won't drive you crazy!
COOL LOOKING THINGS!
This lady bug nightlite projects constellations on your ceiling!
We had one of these when Monkeyboy was little. Kids love to watch the fish swim around!
This might be a cool thing for kids to gaze at when they sit in Time Out! (Just make sure you have your own timer set somewhere else, so they can't reset it and fool you!) Or, it could just be something fun to look at.
Topher would love this, wouldn't he? I think Little Bear would love it, too!
I love these things! This is the only one I could find on Amazon. Amazon does not know what a "liquid timer" is. If you see any others like this on Amazon, let me know!
Who can resist fiberoptics? Touch them gently and watch the bristles change colors!
Let me know if you have anymore ideas!