We reached day 27 of sensory play challenge and it’s been a blast! Toddler experienced many new things and played in some new ways. Even my older child jumped in and played with us for many of our sensory play-dates!
Today’s prompt was to use something edible and play with it! Yeah, I know! We usually try to stop kids when they play with food but today we’ll be making an exception!
My toddler is a very picky eater and the only way she wants to eat eggs are on French toast so I picked French toast for today’s play!
Today’s activity is really very simple. I allowed a toddler to help me in the kitchen while we made French toast. She loves mixing eggs and soaking bread in the egg mixture. Of course, that’s all she does when it comes to baking bread, mom takes over with placing bread in a pan and taking it out.
So we made a bunch of French toast and I gave toddler heart shape cookie cutter to cut hearts from the middle of the bread. Totally different than cutting play dough!
When she was done with cutting hearts from French toast, I showed her how to stab them with a bamboo stick for barbecue and to thread them one by one. Four hearts fitted on one stick. When she was done with threading, it was time to eat! I sliced some bacon on the side but, of course, she wouldn’t touch it. Hmmmm, more for mom! Yay! Seriously, I have to offer, right?!
So, here we got some tasty lovely hearts on a stick you can make with your toddlers, especially if you have a problem getting them to eat eggs! You might like to add this to your Valentine’s day menu!Bon appetite!
To get a bit more background about an importance of sensory play, we recommend you to read book Sensory Bins: the What, the How & the Why. It has basics covered with many play ideas, all in easy to understand language (for parents like me!). Another great book to check is 99 Fine Motor Ideas for Ages 1-5. Packed with fun things to do with toddlers and preschoolers!
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.