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Frozen Pom Pom Hearts


Frozen Pom Pom Hearts

After a recently activity that proved to be very successful at holding the boys attention:


I wanted to create more opportunities for Sensory Play throughout the day. This was an activity I could prepare in just a few minutes one evening. It wasn't something that was in the way and provided a back up activity that I could whip out to do if a moment of calm and focus was needed. 

I used resources that we already had in the house so it didn't cost me anything either. I shall add some links at the bottom of the post providing some of the resources I used. If I've not been able to source the exact same, I have added the closest thing to it. 

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Frozen Pom Pom Hearts


Using a range of heart shaped containers I set about filling them up with pom poms. I wanted to use different sized hearts to provide the opportunity to talk about size. Once the containers were full with pom poms - I added cooled boiled water.

Why use cooled boiled water? 
Once frozen, water that has previously been boiled is completely see through as opposed to being clouded. 

I left them over night to freeze and it was a few days before we got them out to try. Lets take a look at the set up:


Frozen Pom Pom Hearts


Here is how I presented the activity for the boys. I always get a lot of messages about where I get these trays from. I'm in the UK and they can be found in Home Sense and sometimes in Home Bargains. This tray is larger then the ones I have purchased from Home Bargains and was £12.99.

I brought a HUGE super sized bag of pom poms from B&M from a bargain price of £1.49. 

I used a heart shaped baking tray - UK/US
Heart Ice Cube Tray - UK/US
Heart Containers - UK/US
Pipettes - UK/US
Squibbers - UK/US


Frozen Pom Pom Hearts


I placed all the containers I used onto the table. The reason I did this was to give the opportunity to use them as a puzzle - could the boys match the ice hearts to the correct sized containers? 
I had bowls of warm water to use with the pipettes. Interestingly the emptied them from one container to the next and enjoyed splashing in the warm water before filling it up with the pom poms. 

I did scatter dry pom poms on the table offering another texture to feel and compare to the ones frozen in cold ice.


Frozen Pom Pom Hearts


They spent such a long time operating the squibbers. Ethan loved spraying it into his face and laughed uncontrollably throughout. 
They were great operating them in the Frozen Heart Water Bead activity we did last week too. 


Frozen Pom Pom Hearts


Operating the pipettes is proving to be a challenge at the moment but it didn't stop them using them at stirrers to mix the pom poms round and around in the water.



Lets take a look at the Heart Frozen Water Beads in Action:





to see LOTS of crafts and activities.




Frozen Pom Pom Hearts


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