And don’t you love the pic of her boy with dirt and boogers! Ha!
|Photo also inspired by Dirt and Boogers!|
Since we've been focusing on colors a lot right now, I settled on a sensory play activity that featured different textures for every color.
We've got red gak, orange peels, cornmeal (with yellow water standing by), green oobleck, blue ice cubes and purple bubbles.
Recipes and materials inspired by Let's Get Messy!
Initially, he seemed a little intimidated and mainly touched the ice cubes, but after watching me try out the other stuff he really got into it. Once he got going, S's favorites were: Oobleck (not surprising) and Bubbles!
He couldn’t figure out blowing the bubbles himself, so I did it for him
I was glad I had included a craft stick for mixing the corn starch and yellow water because he loved mixing ingredients using the stick (especially the oobleck and the ice cubes). He also loved picking the gak up with the stick and break it into two pieces.
The mixing of the oobleck and ice cubes definitely made it interesting. The oobleck became more and more firm, as it lost liquid. Eventually, the ice cube tin became more like the original oobleck tin and the oobleck became almost too hard to manipulate.
S has a baby brother, so I gave him some of the ice cubes in an egg carton. He seemed to enjoy exploring the ice cubes.
The baby also liked teething with the orange peels and watching the bubbles. Both of them laughed and squealed when the bubbles got really big, and the promise of a bubble bath was the only thing that pulled S away from the mess when it was getting close to bed time.
To see what other sensory activities and imaginative play things S and I have going on, check us out at The Good Long Road.