With snow outside and the wind blowing hard, we are stuck inside and kids are getting restless. This is why I decided to combine sensory with gross motor play for our day of playing with bubble wrap in 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge.
Trying to decide is Bubbly Ball Bowling cute name for this activity or complete tongue twister! Either way, kids had fun playing this simple and easy to prepare game!
We used for today’s activity everything from recycle bin: bubble wrap, plastic bottles, yogurt cups, ribbon and clear tape we had on hand. To form a ball I have cut bubble wrap in strips than wrapped it in circles, like you would wrap the yarn. Secured the end with clear tape and tied on one end of the ribbon. Another end I secured on top of door frame using a nail.
I decided to use this way of bowling because we don’t usually do it like this. We do a conventional bowling and this was a new way of playing and more fun for kids. First we tried to knock down plastic bottles with our bubbly ball but it was really too light and couldn’t do the job done!
Then we took several yogurt cups because they were much lighter. My toddler enjoyed to build towers using yogurt cups and then knocking it down with a ball! This was much more fun! She did many different combinations of stacking and knocking!
Another thing she loved doing with this bubbly ball was knocking it with her leg and letting it fly around and coming back to her. It was so light and I really didn’t have to worry it will knock down anything around or break something!
After 2 days of playing with yucky stuff like jelly and slime, this was totally changed in the direction of sensory play. Nevertheless, girls enjoyed it and surely boys would too! After all, it includes building and knocking things down!
In January, we are participating in 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge with the different daily sensory prompt. You can read more about this challenge over at Adventures of Adam.
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Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.