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In the last two weeks, all four members of my family have fallen ill with a nasty cold virus. I was looking for an activity to keep the kids entertained while I laid on the couch, and I knew that a sensory play activity would be just the ticket. My kids love sensory bins, sensory bags, and just about any sensory experience.
So on a recent morning, I put together a simple invitation to play with some of our homemade, gluten-free play doh.
A few months back I picked up these some fun trays with three containers. I decided to use them to set up an invitation to play for the kids. I put some of our homemade gluten-free play doh in the middle container. In the left container I put green and orange glass gems. And in the right container, I put googly eyes, cut up pieces of pipe cleaner, cut up pieces of straw, and craft sticks.
I then laid a sheet on the floor of the living room (right next the couch, where I could lay down but still observe :-)), and I invited the kids to make some play doh creations.
They started by squishing the glass gems into the play doh.
Then they made faces with the googly eyes.
And then their play doh creations got very creative. QBoy decided to make an “airplane.”
Of course, his airplane needed a face. 🙂
But best of all, my kids were entertained and I was able to get some rest. Sensory play is great that way!
I invite you to check out other sensory play ideas on my All About Sensory Play page and my Sensory Play Pinterest board.
Great idea! My daughter has some texture issues, so it has taken her awhile to come around to the idea of playing with Play-doh. She’s just now becoming accepting of it. I’ve been trying to think of ways to get her more interested in it, and you just inspired me! I will be sure to give this a try. Thanks.
One of our favourite ways to play! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Tots. I’m featuring this post this week 🙂