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Winters Soup

We had been on such a lovely family walk in the Wyre Forest, on a very Frosty morning today. Whilst we were out walking Little N was also very busy collecting items in he wicker basket. 
I really do recommend these. They are ideal for young children when out Nature collecting. 
There are so many lovely things you can do with the items you collect and today I share with you..... 

Sensory Winter Soup.

I filled an under bed storage tub with warm water (enough to take the chill off but not too hot for it to start effecting the nature). I had previously washed the items collected, returning them to the wicker basket which I placed at the side of the box. I put the holly to one side and briefly spoke to her about picking them up carefully as they were spiky. She was over to explore.

She carefully picked up what she had collected and added them into the water. She used a large wooden spoon to mix them altogether. She had taken on board what I had said to her about the holly leaves and she picked them up carefully before dropping them into the water. 

As she was picking things up she would say what they were and if she was unsure she asked away.

She used the wooden spoon to stir the 'soup' she kept saying "It's cooking" and "Its not ready yet Mom".

I highlighted there was a bowl to the side and asked if the soup was ready? 
She began to use the spoon to fish out some of the nature and dropped them into the bowl. Using the jug she scooped up the water and poured it into the bowl. She loved doing this! 

She did it over and over again, emptying the bowl back into the big container and creating lots more Winter Soup.

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