Thursday, 20 June 2013


After yesterday's fantastic weather we are finding some indoor activities today due to the torrential rain! A winner with children of all ages is always sensory play so I decided to try porridge oats as a sensory material. I added some of the shells we collected from the beach together with animals and, of course, some tubs and spoons. 

The children excitedly came to investigate and immediately got stuck in. Our youngest watched for a while to see what the others were up to but was fascinated by trying to use the colourful spoons with the oats. After moving the animals through the 'sand' the boys used the oats to feed the animals their dinner, loving spooning the oats into the provided pots.  

It was then time to get their hands dirty, much fun was had feeling the texture of the oats, although our youngest was not so keen, and subsequently dropping the oats while pretending it was raining, probably inspired by the weather out of the window!

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