Day 17 of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge takes us to exploring sensory play with recycled materials. We love raiding our recycling bin for play activities. Click here for some of our previous recycled materials adventures. Today we opted for pom pom play with recyclables.
From the recycling bin I found some cardboard tubes, an egg carton, meat balls plastic container, a soya milk carton and the plastic bottle we used for our Bubble Snake. I gave Adam a tin of pom poms and let him explore the materials.
He started to fill the cardboard tubes with the pom poms. Once the pom poms reached the top Adam lifted up the tube and watched them spread across the table.
He then started to post the pom poms through the top of the recycled plastic bottle. It doesn’t seem five minutes ago since he last did this during our Pom Pom Mirror Drop activity last year.
Whilst he was playing I cut a hole at the bottom of his Alpro soya carton. Adam told me the colour of each pom pom as he posted them through the hole. He then came to a huge pom pom which wouldn’t fit. It gave us the opportunity to discuss the different pom pom sizes. Overall the activity kept Adam occupied for 30 minutes and he returned to it throughout the day. Not bad for the price of a pack of pom poms!
* Pom poms
* Objects from the recycling bin
31 Day Sensory Play Challenge Blog Hop:
Today Teach Me Mommy is joining us on our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge Blog Hop. They have a fantastic colour mixing activity using recyclables. Go have a look!
Playing with recycled materials makes a good HG friendly play activity as no preparation is needed, it doesn’t involve food and promotes independent play. Click on the link below to find more Hyperemesis Gravidarum friendly play activities:
Other sensory activities using Recycled Materials: