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.
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.