Thursday, 4 April 2013

Lavender Scented Salt

As it is the end of a pretty active week we settled for a more relaxing afternoon activity. Salt is great for children to practise mark making and through adding lavender oil we turned it into a relaxing sensory activity. The children thought the purple colour was pretty good too!

We are working on name recognition with some of the children at the moment so I helped them use their fingers to write their names in the salt. I then encouraged them to make their own marks using their hands, fingers and some simple tools. 

Through adding a few cups and spoons the children's creative abilities were demonstrated. Talking together they pretended they were in a milkshake shop, making up milkshakes with the salt and cups and handing them to each other. 

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