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Sensory Play: Paper recycling

playing with the paper recycling

Some of the best childhood sensory play is free: Dirt, grass, stones, and… paper trash! I let my kids play in the paper recycling about once a month. They love it – and they learn a lot. About textures,

Lily dropping paper on the floor

Cause and effect, gravity,

cleaning up at the end

And the importance of cleaning up at the end!

And yes, sometimes they rescue “treasures” from the paper trash…

What is your favorite sensory activity?

MaryAnne at Mama Smiles
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MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

8 thoughts on “Sensory Play: Paper recycling”

    1. Digging in the dirt is timeless! My kids haven’t started that up since I mulched our maple tree, though – I’ll have to help them find somewhere else to dig!

  1. jeannine: waddlee-ah-chaa

    Well, I guess you’ve gotten to know us pretty well over at waddlee-ah-chaa by now. The kiddos are always digging treasures out of the recycle and creating something new and wonderful. I’ve actually had to put some limits on MacGyver due to his prolific creativity. Our house and yard are littered with wonderfully terrific “junk.”

    I just love how practical your home and life are! Your children are lucky! :)

  2. Elisa | blissfulE

    I think our favourite sensory activity right now is dancing. I pick up my eager little dance partner and twirl and dip him or her all around the room.

  3. I absolutely love all the creative ideas you have for play time with your kids! My daughter would be the one rescuing treasures from the trash. She hates to throw anything away!

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