Working in Early Years, I'm always thinking of new things to do with Taylor to keep him busy and build on his skills.
But it's super easy for anyone to throw things together to create a quick, fun activity on a rainy day.
When the children are bored of their toys or rain has put a stop to your planned activities, grab a few things from around the house and create a new activity to keep them busy!
I put together this Easy Sensory Small World Play using dry food [porridge oats and pasta], a few toys [people, animals, cars] in a small tray on a messy floor mat [we use a shower curtain].
I love observing Taylor with new activities, simply setting up the tray and sitting back to see what he does! He began by moving the small world toys around the oats and then he obviously enjoyed the feel of the dry food as he began exploring with his fingers, sprinkling the oats over his trousers and then he decided he wanted his socks off and to feel the oats with his feet! I thought this was fantastic!
It takes just a few minutes to set up and there is minimum mess, any dry food can simply be hoovered up from the floor afterwards. The tray can be put away in a cupboard for future use and you can add different toys or objects.
A simple rainy day activity using nothing other than toys and dry food from your kitchen cupboards, perfect for building on sensory skills and imagination.
What quick and easy activities do you do with your little ones?