I filled one of the spice bottles with colored water. Michael adds it to the bowl.
Then he added some powdered milk to the colored water.
Michael tries out the wooden spoon.
Dumping some of his concoction into a spice bottle.
In the end, his sensory play always comes down to using old medicine dispensers as squirters.
- Math: Basic Measurement Concepts
- Risk Taking
- Science: Change, Senses, Hypothesizing
Do you have an outdoor play kitchen or messy play area? If not, they are easy to create and can cost you $0 to very little $$. Most children don't even care if they have a table to play on; a spot in the grass or dirt works just as well!
Outdoor Kitchen Ideas:
- Plastic yogurt containers (large and small)
- Parmesan cheese shaker
- Old spice bottles
- Juice bottles
- Old tupperware, dishes, utensils, etc.
- Old Medicine droppers/dispensers
- Baking sheets, pans, cupcake tins, cake pans, etc.
- Old pots and pans
- Sea Shells
- Old tea pot
- Dried Milk
- Old spices
- Baking soda
- Water (add some color for extra fun!)
- Left-over cooked spaghetti
For inspiration check out these great blogs/links:
- Let the Children Play (a variety of outdoor kitchen play ideas and links to other outdoor kitchens)
- Active Kids Club- Potions
- Outdoor Play Spaces- A collection of outdoor play spaces for inspiration
- hands on: as we grow- Stirring and Mixing
- The Imagination Tree- Outdoor Concoctions Kitchen