If your child is anything like my child, then the idea of experimenting and playing with real ingredients is very appealing.
This activity has a couple of different elements to it and therefore practices many skills and provides many opportunities for learning.
|Squishy gooey fun = learning!|
From pouring, measuring and mixing to squeezing, drawing, creating and playing, this super sensory activity could keep them entertained (and learning) for ages!
Using whatever quantity of plain flour you'd like to give them, combine enough water to make a gooey but not too runny, paste. This is a good time to allow your child to experiment.
Once the flour paste was ready we divided it into separate ziplock bags and added a different colour into each bag. (We used a small amount of paint but food colouring would be good too)
Once you've added the colour, seal the bag and then let your child play with and manipulate the bag until the colour is mixed through.
Our 2 bags are ready for use.
Snip off a small corner of one of the bags and let your child pipe to their hearts content
Practicing drawing lines
Listen to your child as they experiment and talk with them about what they are doing. Here my daughter was creating "little ponds and rivers that flowed into each other".
After a long play with the blue colour and after swishing it into a gigantic "pond" it was time to add another colour.
We talked about the contrast the colours made and she observed how the pink smoothed out across the blue paste easier than straight on the paper.
Talk about how it feels on their hands and between their fingers.
Look where else we are. Do you play with us here? :)
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