Toddler Activity:Edible Winter Sensory TubGeneral — By Shannon Schmid on November 19, 2010 at 11:09 pm
My two year old daughter really enjoyed the last Sensory Tub we made for the Fall.
So this time I decided to make one with a Winter theme – since we will be getting to spend some of the holidays this year in a cold climate! Our family will be visiting family up North- and there is a pretty good chance that my daughter will see some snow!
So in planning a “Winter” Sensory Tub I had two objectives in mind:
1) That the Sensory tub would provide an avenue for my daughter to explore the concept of “snow” and colder climates.
2) That the Sensory Tub would be “Edible” – our toddler is going through a picky eating stage and I wanted her to have a chance to play with food! And to maybe be tempted to try new things because it was part of play.
(Our only rule- is that everything in the tub has to stay on the blanket!)
Our Bin was made up of:
- Marshmallows (bodies of snowmen- as snow in tub)
- Dried Cranberries (Mouth of snowmen and sprinkled)
- Piece of Slim Jims (arms of snowmen)
- Food coloring was used to paint on the marshmallows
(Pretending the marshmallow snowman is a baby!)
(I’m really allowed to eat the stuff in the Tub?)
(Dried Cranberries!! YUMMY!!!!!)