Day 5 of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge is jelly. Despite our Jelly Digging Fail back at the start of our play adventures, we still love playing with it. It took some time to realise the key to playing with jelly – to add additional gelatin to it. This ensures that the jelly sets hard enough to play with.
Adam still isn’t too keen on touching jelly so I decided to use his favourite toy (other than cars) Alphablock letters. Adam loves Alphablocks and we have used them as a basis for our play with our Alphablock Rainbow Rice Hunt and our DIY Alphablock Dominoes.
I made up a batch of jelly but instead of adding the cold water I added additional gelatin. I placed Alpablock letters into ice cube trays and then poured in 10ml of jelly into each section. I placed it in the fridge overnight.
Unfortunately the Alphablock letters didn’t set into the middle of the jelly like I had hoped. So I improvised and placed the jelly on top of the Alphablock letters in a box.
You could just make out the letters through the jelly.
We used Adam’s Alphablock cards, purchased with an Alphablocks magazine. Adam had to find the matching letters to create the word.
Despite the lure of the letters Adam didn’t want to touch the jelly. However, he did want to find the letters and make the words. Adam sang the ABC song to find the necessary letter and Dad-dad picked up the jelly.
* Additional gelatin
* Ice cube tray
* Letters – we used Alphablock letters
Other sensory play activities using jelly: