Preschool Orchard Theme Porcupine Quills Sensory Activity for Little Kids

If you’re planning a preschool orchard theme, then you’re definitely going to want to check out this quick & easy Porcupine Quills Sensory Activity for Little Kids. And best of all, you only need Play-Doh and toothpicks. How can you go wrong with that? 

collage of porcupine activity images with text; Quick & Easy Porcupine Quills Activity IdeaThis week’s favorite topic was definitely Porcupines. You know, because toothpicks. I mean, seriously. What little kid doesn’t love toothpicks? And of course play dough too! Lol…

preschooler making a ball of playdough
Every now and again, the little guy and I get kinda rebellious. We toss aside our Teacher Guide and just do our own thing. This was definitely one of those weeks. It’s been all kinds of crazy around here lately.

preschooler pushing toothpicks into playdough
A porcupine has sharp quills on its body to protect it from predators. A baby porcupine (porcupette) has soft quills. They are nocturnal and will sneak into orchards at night to look for food to eat. 

preschooler pushing toothpicks into playdough to make porcupine quills
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

Quills Sensory Activity for Little Kids

What you’ll need

  • Play Dough
  • Toothpicks

Here’s how to do it

Give both the play dough and the toothpicks to your little kids and let them figure it out. Because they will – almost instantly. Done! How’s that for easy?

preschooler making porcupine quills using playdough and toothpicks
Seriously, though. It really is that simple. Little kids love to explore and I’m all about giving them opportunities to do exactly that. And really, that’s what sensory activities are all about.

preschooler adding toothpicks to playdough during porcupine quills activity
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Orchard Harvest theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

Looking for more insight & inspiration? Here are the top 10 most popular posts from The Keeper of the Memories. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these!

MGT-Blog-Transparent-300x300As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #mgtblogger

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