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Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Sensory Loose Parts Play!

 Setting up a taste safe sensory experience. 

Hi guys! Today I used some household staples such as pasta and lentils to create this colourful and engaging lose part play activity tray. I also included various other pieces including some grapalt mandala pieces, Pom Poms and wooden discs. 

Here’s a closer look:

As you can see, Arlo dived straight in to this activity. He loved rearranging the pieces and feeling all of the different textures. He filled some of the pots with lentils and pasta, stacked and lined up the mandala pieces and even had a nibble on some pasta - good job it’s taste safe! I discouraged this of course, but it’s nice to know it is safe anyway. 

These activity trays are great for open ended play. Not only do they allow for sensory engagement - all the items feel different - they are also great to engage the mind and ‘make your own fun’ since it is up the individual child what they choose to do with the items given. 

What are your favourite items for loose part play? Drop me a comment in the comments box below and let me know! 

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  1. Definitely rocks, pasta and straws!

    1. Ah yes! Rocks are great, but we tend to use those outside. I’ll have to remember to bring some in next time. Straws are a great one too! Thanks for commenting 🥰


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