Day 10 of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge sees us raiding the kitchen cupboard for sensory play items. We love using kitchen utensils and food for toddler play activities. Click here to see our previous adventures using resources found from the kitchen cupboard.
I remembered how much Adam enjoyed his Rainbow Salt Tray whilst we were completing our 100 day toddler play challenge. I altered the activity to include shapes as he can now recognise some basic 2D shapes. So we created a shape salt tray.
I used our large round serving tray and covered its base with white card. I cut shapes from rainbow duck tape and then attached them to the card. Adam helped me pour salt on top of the shapes.
Adam used a mixture of his fingers and using the paint brushes to find the hidden shapes. It was a great activity to aid shape recognition as Adam named each shape once he found it.
He couldn’t resist mark making within the salt and made several patterns. He loved drawing large circles in the salt.
No sensory activity would be complete without really exploring the material. Adam concentrated for ages as he scooped up a handful of salt and watched it fall between his fingers.
* Large tray
* Rainbow Duck Tape (affiliate link)
* Table salt
* Paint brushes – we used Early Learning Centre – My First Brushes (affiliate link)
31 Day Sensory Play Challenge Blog Hop
Little Bins For Little Hands are joining us today for the 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge Blog Hop. Take a look at their amazing Frozen inspired Melting Castle. It is made from baking soda – a brilliant science sensory dough.
Other sensory fun activities using items from the kitchen cupboard:
To find out more about our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge 2015 click here.
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