Sanity Savers

Sanity Savers are Explore & More’s at-home guide for bringing PLAY based education right into your very own home!

Sanity Savers: Paper Strip Art

Creating unique cards & paper art can ignite your child’s imagination! Have fun creating your paper art and then send it off to relatives and friends to brighten everyone’s day!

Sanity Savers: Play Writing

This activity, inspired by the famous play King Lear by William Shakespeare, is perfect for your upper elementary students to get creative and have fun while building up their literacy skills!

Sanity Savers: Sensory Tables

Sensory play is essential to early childhood learning. This type of play engages the different senses of your child, developing their ability to intake and process different sensory stimulation. When your child is playing in a sensory table, they are also developing new language and practicing fine motor skills.

Sanity Savers: King/Queen for a Day

Let your child’s imagination run wild while they are King or Queen for the day! Help them create their very own crown and castle!

Sanity Savers: World Flag Snacks

Indulge in some kitchen travel, making world flags from snack foods and leftovers! You’ll discover flags from around the globe, learn about different sizes, shapes, and colors, and enjoy an international treat.

Sanity Savers: Easy Block Prints

Here are some simple block printing methods you can try at home, using everyday materials to stamp your own patterns and designs!

Sanity Savers: Planting Seeds from the Fruit you Eat

Watching seeds sprout and grow is one of the most fascinating things you can do with your kids. Especially if the seeds came from their snack!

Sanity Savers: Nursing Home Mail

Sending homemade decorated cards to local nursing home residents will put a smile on their face guaranteed! Any age of child/adult can participate in this activity, so making it a family project could be fun!

Sanity Savers: How to Make Homemade Modeling Dough

We all love to play with modeling dough, what better way to learn about science than to make your own dough! Then play for hours with your creation!

Sanity Savers: Worry Dolls

These are emotional times for children, who may be upset or confused about why we are all staying home. To help, we pulled out a soothing craft, making “worry dolls” from materials around the house.

Sanity Savers: Space Paintings

When scientiests take pictures of outer space, color is added to better understand what they’re seeing. We will show you how to make your own Space Painting

Sanity Savers: Recycled Creations – Invent a Game!

Everyone loves playing games! Now is your chance to invent your own game out of the materials you find at home.

Sanity Savers: Lava Lamps

What’s more fun than creating your own lava lamp? A couple ingredients from around the house will have your kiddos enthralled for hours!

Sanity Savers: Paper Bag Piñatas

Piñatas are commonly associated with Mexican birthday parties, but they have a rich history that is hundreds of years old. Gather the ninos & get swinging!

Sanity Savers: Architect Shapes

Teach your child the imaginative world of architecture by turning paper into crazy fun shapes!

Sanity Savers: Making Germs Scatter

Teach your children the importance of hand washing with soap and water through this fun and easy expirement. It’s like magic!

Sanity Savers: Dyed Rice

Have fun while teaching children about primary and secondary colors! The rice can be used for other activities and projects!

Sanity Savers: Leprechaun Trap

This St. Patrick’s Day sit down with your child and tap into their imagination by building a leprechaun trap by using found supplies around your house!

Sanity Savers: Walking Rainbow

Gather your little leprechauns and get ready to find the treasure at the end of our WALKING RAINBOW!