Sensory & Messy Play Activities

Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain's pathways, which lead to the child's ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction.

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Making Coloured Rice:

You need:

- Sandwich bag

- Children's paint

- Rice/ Couscous (any kind)

Add the bag of rice into the sandwich bag. 

Squeeze 1 table spoon of paint into the bag

(Add more if needed after starting to mix)

Seal the bag and massage the rice 

Keep massaging until all the rice is covered. 

Pour the rice onto a lined baking tray

Leave to dry in the sun or on the kitchen side for a couple of hours and then you're good to go!

Sensory Bin Shopping List: 

Recommended Small Tough Tray

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- Dried Pasta (Variety of interesting shapes)

- Dried  Rice

- Dried Red Rice

- Paint (to dye rice)

- Food Colouring 

- Flour

- Corn Flour

- Dried Red Lentils 

- Dried Split Peas

- Dried Black Beans

- Shaving Foam

- Glitter

- Corn Kernels 

- Water Beads