I suggested we play a game and asked the girls to find the coloured acorns. It was like a mini treasure hunt as they searched for the colours I called out and then deposited them into their trays….I then made it a little harder by asking them to find the colours of the tiny balls.
Apparently not quite as tasty when coated in cornflour…there were some funny faces pulled!
They were having so much fun I just didn't want it to end so I handed out the squirt bottles we had played with earlier in the week,. We often use these…you can read more about making them here.
A little water always reinvigorates an activity immediately I think. By adding water to the cornflour the girls began to make a gloopy sensory material that had a whole new feel!
Squirting water into the flour allowed hidden balls and acorns to reappear and colours of the little balls to run and make pretty patterns…
I think this activity lasted for about an hour by the time I kept adding new prompts. For very little effort and only a few basic materials I had an activity that presented many learning and sensory opportunities and was a whole lot of fun! I hope you give it a try with whatever materials you have available!
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