Pumpkin Pie Spice Gelatin Sensory Bin

Pumpkin Pie Spice Gelatin Sensory Bin | Life is Peachy

We do a lot of sensory bins around here. We’ve used rice, oatmeal, shaving cream, cornmeal, water, oobleck, playdough, and cloud dough in our bins but we’ve never used gelatin. Until now! This Pumpkin Pie Spice Gelatin Sensory Bin is SUPER simple to put together and smells wonderful. It provides a unique texture for little hands to explore and is great for the fall season!

Only 3 Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 4 gelatin packets (1 tbsp each)
  • 4 cups warm water

Pumpkin Pie Spice Gelatin Sensory Bin | Life is Peachy

You’ll also need a plastic bin and some miscellaneous items to add to the bin (plastic cups, spoons, craft sticks, etc. The possibilities are endless.)

Add 4 cups warm water to a medium saucepan. Stir in 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice. When I originally made this I used 1 tbsp of the spice. That was way more than enough so I recommend 1 tsp instead. Sprinkle the 4 tbsp of gelatin on top of the water/spice mix.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Gelatin Sensory Bin | Life is Peachy

Whisk ingredients together over medium heat until the gelatin is dissolved and the mixture is heated through. Pour into your plastic bin and refrigerate for a few hours until the mixture has solidified.

This is definitely an outdoor activity. Set out your Pumpkin Pie Spice Sensory Bin and add some fun extras to the bin. I kept it really easy and added a couple plastic cups, bottle caps and craft sticks. Baby Bird wasn’t interested in this bin at all but she loves to play outside so she was distracted with other outdoor activities. The extra set of hands in this picture belong to Goose’s BFF, who lives next door. We shall call her Chickadee (in keeping with the bird themed nicknames…).

Pumpkin Pie Spice Gelatin Sensory Bin | Life is Peachy

 

This sensory bin was definitely a success with the kiddos. They loved the sweet smell and squishy texture. I think Chickadee loved it even more than Goose did. Lots of scooping, scraping, squishing going on here; excellent for developing fine motor skills.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Gelatin Sensory Bin | Life is Peachy

 

Have you used gelatin for sensory activities? Link up in the comments!

 

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Coloring Stickers Printable

Coloring Stickers - Free Printable | Life is Peachy

Goose turned four last month! I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. One of her birthday gifts was a really neat art set that had a sheet of stickers to color. These were a HUGE hit with Goose! She LOVES coloring and she loves stickers so it was the perfect combo for her! Rather than trying to go out and find more to buy for her, I decided to put together my own! It’s cheaper that way and I get to use fun themes that I know Goose will love. And of course, I get to share them with you!

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Coloring Stickers - Free Printable | Life is Peachy

4 themes included in this Coloring Stickers pack:

  • Sea Life
  • Food & Beverage
  • Bugs & Animals
  • Shapes (including 3-D images!)

Coloring Stickers - Free Printable | Life is Peachy

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Coloring Stickers

 

Directions:

  • Print onto Sticker Paper. (Make sure to use a matte finish.)
  • Let your kiddos color the images with color pencils, crayons, markers, etc. You can even make them super fancy with glitter glue!
  • Cut out the stickers using scissors or, a much easier route, a 1.5 inch Circle Punch. That’s what I used. This is also a great opportunity for scissor practice for your kiddo.

 

Oops…I loaded the sticker paper incorrectly in the printer the first time around!

Coloring Stickers - Free Printable | Life is Peachy

 

Goose had been coloring for a good part of the afternoon, hence the extra artwork on her hands and arms. :)

Coloring Stickers - Free Printable | Life is Peachy

 

She put all of her Sea Life stickers in a page of her notebook. These spiral bound notebooks were on sale for $0.17 each at Staples so I stocked up. They’re wonderful for kids who like to write and draw, as Goose does.

Coloring Stickers - Free Printable | Life is Peachy

 

I hope your little ones enjoy these as much as Goose does! I’ll be sharing more coloring stickers in the future so if there’s a theme you’d love to see, let me know in the comments!

 

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Shark Printable Pack for Preschoolers

Shark Printable Pack for Preschoolers | Life is Peachy

Shark Week returns to Discovery Channel on Sunday, August 10th! People sure do love sharks! I, on the other hand, have a serious fear of them so I won’t be watching. Even though I’m not a big shark fan, Goose thinks they’re pretty neat and I love all things clip art so I used this super cute set to put together a Shark Printable Pack! It’s funny to look back and see that my first ever printable was a single Shark Do-A-Dot Marker Page!

This 64 page Shark Printable Pack includes:

  • Shape tracing
  • Matching
  • Pattern practice
  • 1 mini counting book
  • 1 mini coloring book
  • Color by size pages
  • Coloring pages with letter tracing
  • Cutting & tracing
  • 1 Dice & graphing game
  • Do-A-Dot Marker pages
  • “Find the Letter” Do-A-Dot Marker pages
  • 9-Piece Puzzles

Click below to download the printable pack. By downloading, you are agreeing to my Terms of Use.

Shark Printable Pack

 

Here are a few examples:

Shark Printable Pack for Preschoolers | Life is Peachy

Coloring page with letter tracing

Shark Printable Pack for Preschoolers | Life is Peachy

Find the Letter Do-A-Dot Marker page

Shark Printable Pack for Preschoolers | Life is Peachy

Matching practice

Shark Printable Pack for Preschoolers | Life is Peachy

Shark Dice

Shark Printable Pack for Preschoolers | Life is Peachy

Shark Graphing

 

Side note: My Ocean Sensory Bin makes a great Shark Week activity!

 

Graphics used in this pack are from EduClip.

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