There are countless benefits to allowing children unstructured time to play. As parents we have seen our children turn a stick into a magic wand or a shell into a jewel atop a sand castle. During our open studio time colored rice becomes a habitat for plastic insects to hide, moon sand becomes ice cream scoops and play dough is transformed into a worm factory. These experiences help young children make connections to their world and give us insight as to what is important to them. We offer daily invitations to work on a project at our art table during open studio times but we recognize the value of the impermanent offerings as a catalyst for the imagination. There are many ways to support sensory play at home whether it's playing with water in the bathtub or making a few extra bubbles in the sink.