Here is a simple, but very interesting messy play idea for babies and toddlers who like sampling their play ingredients. Boil some pasta and add food colour to it. Enjoy the sensory experience!
This came about from discovering a big bag of expired quinoa in my pantry. Hubby bought it, but I am not a fan and have managed to make it lost in the cupboard. It turned out to be an excellent sensory bin filler. What you need: Scoops; Ice cream cones; Plates, cups and spoons; Other […]
Easiest activity ever cornmeal or semolina and sand toys
Here is a safe to sample activity for small babies who might not just yet be ready to help out in the kitchen. Put some dough and flour on a messy tray and loads of kitchen ustensills (avoid sharp objects). Add some toy cookies and cakes and let them explore. My little one enjoyed this […]
These seeds are so interesting and very sticky. They feel like water beads, slippery and squishy, but are safe to taste and touch. What you need: Big bag of basil seeds from Asian shop; Food colouring (this is what I uaed for mine, but if the child is big enough you’ll get better results with […]
This is one of the firsts tuff spots I made for my little one. What you need: semolina or cornmeal for sand; blue or transparent gelatine; seaside/ocean figurines; sand scoops. Use the gelatine straight from the fridge for an interesting sensory experience.
Great play idea with coloured rice, some pipes and kitchen utensils. A colour explosion!!!
Make some coloured jelly and use it for play along with trays, cupcake holders, spoons and lots of sprinkles. I made the mistake to freeze some of the jelly because it did not fit in my fridge and it was not as clear and wobbly as I wished so try not to make my mistake. […]
Here is a messy, but great dinosaurs tuff spot. What you need: Plastic dinosaurs; Fish tank plastic plants; Rocks and pebbles; Water, flour and food colouring for the goo (or liquid watercolours); Pasta, lentils, semolina for different textures. To make the goo just mix water, flour and colours to get a pancake batter consistency.
Great sensory play idea. Water and cornflour. It’s sticky and goes hard on the outside. Really interesting texture and safe to be tasted.