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Valentines Sensory Soup

Sensory fun making Valentines Heart Soup was on the cards today. Little N enjoys water play and making Sensory soups gives opportunity to add a twist.

What we used:
- Warm Water
- Red Food Colouring
- Strawberry Essence
- Red Glitter
- A Large Bowl
- Wooden Spoons
- Range of beads
- Straws
- Curling Ribbon
- Pipe Cleaners
- Confetti

The Invitation To Play:

An invitation to create, explore and imagine.
It was an invitation to stimulate 4 of the 5 senses.
Sight - the glittering, sparkling, shimmering accessories. Along with the rose red water.
Smell - the strawberry essence smelt divine!
Touch - the shiny, smooth gems. The prickly pipe cleaners and the warm, glittered water.
Hear - the items splashing in the water and bobbling around as it was all mixed together.

The red, strawberry scented water was too inviting - Little N was there stirring with the wooden spoon, looking on as the glitter danced around in the water.
"I'm cooking" she said.
"What are you cooking? I asked.
"A cake for Nanny" she replied.

 She then began to add the different textures from the dish infront of her, looking on as they either sat on the top of the water or made their way down to the bottom of the bowl.
"Oh wheres it gone?" she asked puzzled after putting a large heart into the water.
"Put your hands in and see if you feel it" I replied.

She reached down into the water and was intrigued at all the gems, hearts and beads she kept finding. She fished around, pulled them out, explored them again before throwing them in and watching the water splash.

Little N enjoyed this activity for around 50 minutes today.
It was a calming activity that encouraged imaginative play.

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  1. My girls would love this. Just Pinned :-)

    1. Thank you for stopping by Clare! I love sensory soups! So quick to set up and lots of opportunity for the imagination to run wild! Thank you for pinning!


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