Sensory Play- Food Play

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Young children learn the world by seeing, touching, hearing, tasting, and smelling. Sensory play helps children develop their senses and encourages brain development. Every other Wednesday I will come up with different activities to encourage Hendrix to develop his 5 senses. As Hendrix gets older I will find more activities and do them more frequently. At this point everything goes into his mouth so it's hard to find many activities that aren't harmful and will entertain him for more then 30 seconds. This week I focused on touch.

Blue Spaghetti
Cook spaghetti and elbow noodles together, drain and put into a bowl. Mix in 1/2 a packet of blue kool aid.

Pink Oatmeal
1/2 cup dry oatmeal
1 packet pink kool aid
1/4 cup water
Mix ingredients together in a bowl.

I put all of these concoctions plus frozen green beans into a flat storage bin and let him go to town. I added a few Tupperware containers, spoons, and cups. He was skeptical at first, but after some encouragement he realized it was okay to roll around and get messy!