Our toddlers are very interested in the world around us. Every day we collect natural materials to explore. We have now filled our sensory table with the natural materials collected outside.

Exploring natural materials

Thank you to Jessica and Harper for bringing a variety of gourds into our classroom for exploration.

The toddlers are exploring the gourds in a variety of ways: observing, sketching, lifting, comparing, and moving them around.

Creative Art

Our toddlers are busy creating art using paint and a variety of other materials including their bodies! Such fun and such amazing art work!

Sensory Explorations

Our toddlers are busy exploring the world through their senses, and enjoy touching and exploring a variety of materials with their hands. The teachers gave the children cornstarch, water and liquid color to make oobleck. The children mix the ingredients together and use tools to fill,measure and dump the oobleck.

The children are using playdough with shells , combining natural materials into their exploration. The children also use the materials as a prop to extend their dramatic play, cooking with sand.

All of these experiences support children’s language, social. motor development.


The toddlers are using magnifying glasses to observe insects to sketch.

Salt Dough

To extend the children’s interest in insects, they made salt dough to use to sculpt their own insects.

Park Play

The toddlers enjoy and explore in a variety of ways at the park: Gross motor, language, problem solving, experimenting, wondering, social skills, dramatic play and much more.

Ramp Painting

The toddlers took their interest in painting and ramps to the front yard -exploring drip painting on a larger scale.


The toddlers are busy throughout the day exploring a variety of materials and activities.

  • Painting

  • Sorting and Lining Up

  • Constructing/Building

  • Reading

  • Cutting/Gluing and Taping

  • Practicing mindfulness

  • Riding Toys

  • Park Play