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Split Pea Number Sensory Play

Split Pea Number Easter Sensory Play

At the moment the boys are really enjoying filling and emptying containers. With Easter approaching I have been loosely theming some of the play set ups so as Easter approaches they can be aware of a few things they may see around them. They have started to take an interest in numbers and recognise a couple of them so we are also working at building on this too.

Split Pea Number Easter Sensory Play

I store dry food items to use in sensory play like this. We use these fillers many many times. Stored in an air tight container they last a real long time. Today we pulled out the split peas. Scattered around the edges were wooden numbers and fillable carrot eggs.

In the centre was a silver bowl and some spoons. I also popped in the silver teabag strainer that the boys love using to pick items up. Its really chunky so perfect for their little hands.

Straight away the numbers were a hit. It gave me the opportunity to observe what the boys knew already and what we could continue to share through play in the coming weeks.

Split Pea Number Easter Sensory Play

They loved swishing their hands around in the peas. The sensation of them falling through their fingers seemed to appeal to them. The peas dropped down pinging off the eggs and bowls and they giggled with one another profusely.

It was so lovely to watch.

Split Pea Number Easter Sensory Play

One thing I am still getting used to is the boys playing together and role playing. Here they are working together to make cakes for when their sister and Daddy come home. Absolutely adorable. The spoons came in really handy to mix the ingredients together.

They enjoyed filling the eggs up with the split peas and it took some real concentration to be able to fix them back together. They had to be lined up well in order to achieve - but they persisted and once the eggs were together - there was lots of shaking. Music was made!

Lets take a look at the Split Pea Number Sensory Play in Action:

Split Pea Number Easter Sensory Play

They started to plant to carrots which blew me away. You really do learn so much about your children through play. You get such a great insight to what they already know. Things that you have perhaps missed or not realised they've picked up from somewhere.

It kept them busy for half an hour. This is great for the boys at the moment. They have really fleeting attention. Sensory play appears to be a real draw for them at the moment. So I shall continue to keep popping out these little set ups. 

Oh and the carrots - I picked up from Hobby Craft in the UK. 

Split Pea Number Easter Sensory Play

In case you were wondering what the set up looked like once they had finished. Here's how it looked. Some people may see mess. I see a successful play set up. A play invitation that was received well and lots of learning took place. 

It took two minutes to clear away. The children even helped me! 

Split Pea Number Easter Sensory Play

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