Piglet is our last child and, I have to admit, I didn’t do many sensory activities with my other kids when they were her age. Until recently, I didn’t think sensory play was really important for kids.
Then we found out that Tigger has SPD, so we started integrating more sensory activities around the house. So, when I heard that Cathy James was releasing a new book that’s all about sensory activities for little ones, I was super excited to try it out! If you’re stumped for ideas, this book is full of simple sensory play ideas that take almost no time at all!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.
Simple Sensory Play with a Muffin Tin
For Piglet’s first official sensory play attempt, we decided to try the activity “Creative Concoctions” from Cathy’s new book Super Sensory Invitations to Play!
All you do is fill a muffin tin with whatever you have around the house. The goal is to include materials for as many senses as you can.
I took Cathy’s suggestion and used shaving cream, rice, water with food coloring, and dried beans. All of these were things I already had in our pantry. Win!
I will say that I had to be very clear with Piglet that she was not to eat ANYTHING. Otherwise, I’m sure she would have confused the shaving cream for whipped cream. 🙂
At first, I encouraged Piglet to feel the shaving cream. She didn’t exactly like the way it felt, though.
So I gave her a plastic spoon and she was far more comfortable.
I showed her how to add the colored water to the shaving cream. She loved doing it on her own!
Then she started adding rice and the dried beans.
After a while, we ended up with rainbow shaving cream!
Throughout the entire activity, she described what she did: “I mix it up.”, “I’m doing an activity.”, “I stir it.” I guess it ended up being a language activity too! 🙂
That looks like evidence that a tiny person enjoyed herself quite a bit.
All in all, she ended up sitting at our dining room table for nearly 30 minutes with this one activity! I couldn’t believe how much she enjoyed it and it was so simple! I am definitely an early childhood sensory play convert. 😉
If you want to see even more simple sensory ideas from the book Super Sensory Invitations to Play, click the image below to get a look at what’s inside!
This post is part of the Super Sensory Invitations to Play book tour! Stop by to visit the other blogs on the tour to see more wonderful sensory activities from the book!
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