Are you ready for lots of fun with the Cat in the Hat? Then there is no doubt you will love this review, sensory bin idea, and giveaway of the fun DVD from NCircle Entertainment called Explore & Imagine with the Cat in the Hat Season 1, Volume 1. So get ready to join the Cat in the Hat and his friends Nick and Sally in 20 adventures from their first season of the hit kids’ TV show!
Before I get much further into this review, sensory bin and giveaway I would like to say that I was given a free copy of the DVD to assist in this review by NCircle Entertainment. For full details read my disclosures found HERE.
Explore & Imagine with the Cat in the Hat Season 1, Volume 1!
Is your child familiar with the new Cat in the Hat series of adventures? Either way, let’s join the Cat, Nick, and Sally on their adventures from Season 1 in their latest DVD from NCircle Entertainment called Explore & Imagine with the Cat in the Hat Season 1, Volume 1! This awesome DVD set comes packed with twenty great Cat in the Hat episodes. All the episodes are from Season 1 and are sure to fun!
Each of these episodes is full of Cat in the Hat fun in true Cat in the Hat fashion and the voice work by Martin Short brings the Cat to life in true Dr. Seuss fashion. Here are the episodes from Season 1 included:
- Show Me the Honey
- Migration Vacation
- I Love the Nightlife
- Oh Give Me A Home!
- Many Ants Make Light Work
- Nest Best Thing
- A Plan for Sand
- Whale Music
- Flower Power
- Snowman’s Land
- Dress Up Day
- Bath Time
- Tress Company
- Now You See Me
- Rain Game
- No SSSweater is Better
- A Tale About Tails
- Sticky Situation
- Night Lights
- Go Snails Go!
As you can see, each episode is from Season 1. Each episode is packed full of fun, educational, and thrilling Cat in the Hat content. You just have to see for yourself the fun that happens along the way to learning about each episode’s topic.
SENSORY LEARNING WITH SNAILS
One of my children’s favorite episodes is Go Snails Go! In this fun episode the Cat, Nick, and Sally learn all about snails. When I saw this episode and how much fun and laughing was going on, I came up with a fun, hands on way to teach Beck and Elizabeth more about snails to continue the fun learning. Since snails are so much fun and we learned so much from watching Cat, Nick, and Sally, this fun and easy to make sensory bin is sure to be fun for you and your child or students.
What will I need?
To make this sensory bin exploring snails you will need the following materials:
- Craft Glue
- Acorn Hats (the tops of acorns)
- Puffy Paint (red, greens, yellow, black)
- Wax Paper
- Press N Seal Paper
- Squishy Sand
- Non-Stick Muffin Liner (for the sand)
- Sensory Bin
Once you have all your materials assembled, it is time to start making the pieces. Start by taking a piece of wax paper and laying it out. Then, use the puffy paint to make two snails, some plants, and other items that you remember the snails eating. To make these items, layer puffy paint in various colors on the wax paper and allow them to dry. I made a watermelon, some fruit, and a plant. Allow the puffy paint to dry. Once it is dry you should be able to pull it off safely and have a fun little hands-on part of your sensory bin. You can see these parts in this video as well:
Making the snails was more fun!
To make the snails, make a flat band of yellow puffy paint. Then, while the yellow is still wet, carefully use two small dots of black puffy paint to make eyes on one end. Then put glue on the bottom on an acorn hat and carefully insert or place it onto the center of each snail to make its shell. Allow your snails to completely dry.
When your snails and play pieces are dry you can carefully pull them all off of the wax paper.
Sensory Bin Assembly
Once you have all your pieces dried and off the wax paper and your snails are dry, it is time to make your sensory bin. Carefully cut a piece of Press N Seal and insert it sticky side up in the bottom of your sensory bin. Then, place all the pieces you made and your sand into the sensory bin. Lastly, place Vaseline on the bottom of your snails. Now, you are ready for some sensory play with the DVD Explore & Imagine with the Cat in the Hat, Season 1, Volume 1 episode Go Snails Go! You can see my example on how quick this sensory bin is to assemble here:
Once you have your sensory bin set-up it is only a simple matter of allowing your children to have fun playing while learning with it. The idea is that snails need friction to move, but also leave trails of slime that help them move. The upside down press and seal should mimic this nicely and the Vaseline will leave a small trail of ‘slime’ as well. We also learned about how snails eat sand to add calcium and strength to their shells, so the Squishy Sand is a great hands-on tool for children because it has a distinct tactile sensation to it.
Hopefully you and your children or students can have as much fun as we did using this hands-on learning with this sensory bins about snails.
Would You Like To Win a Copy of this fun DVD For Yourself?
As a bonus for Enchanted Homeschooling Mom readers, NCircle Entertainment has graciously offered to all me to host a giveaway for one of my lucky readers to win a free DVD copy of Explore & Imagine with the Cat and the Hat Season 1, Volume 1 (I will provide the winner’s information to NCircle Entertainment and they will send your copy via mail). Please enter below if you would like to win this giveaway:
Thank you for taking the time to read my review, sensory bin and giveaway of Explore & Imagine with the Cat in the Hat Season 1, Volume 1 multiple DVD set from NCircle Entertainment.
Which episode was your child’s favorite?