Jelly (or jello, depending where in the world you live!) is an awesome medium for sensory play for even tiny toddlers because it’s edible! No fear if they will put it in their mouth! Go through the list of these 33 sensory play ideas with jelly and pick the ones you think your kids would like the most! As always, enjoy the play!
Our Jelly Brain Sensory Bin might look gross to you, but your kids will probably think the opposite.
Go on a Jelly Alphablock Hunt.
Have fun decorating Jelly Cakes and watch how it turns into something else entirely.
Did you know that Jelly is perfect for preschoolers to practice their scissor skills on?
Get lovely and messy with jelly and shaving foam and mix up a Jelly Potion.
Make Edible Jelly Worms to eat and play with.
What can be better (or simpler) than adding snakes to green jelly for your kids to investigate and play with.
Add a few drops of blue food colouing to green jelly and it is perfect to use in this Ocean Small World Play.
Add a sensory twist to your art and have a go at Scratch and Sniff Jello Painting.
Indulge in some sensory art play and build a Colourful Gelatin Castle.
This Jelly Cherry Pie has an interesting crust, it is made from super soft cloud dough.
The secret ingredient in this Magic Play Dough is Jelly.
Two minutes is all you will need to make Jelly Sensory Slime.
Work those fine motor skills using tongs to dig out Insects in Jello in this sensory play.
Pop a few jello cups into the freezer and out comes super cool Jello Ice to play with.
Add some sparkles to your frozen jello and use it for some scientific investigations into how to make ice melt.
Add objects beginning with the letter J and you have a J is for Jello Sensory Bin to explore.
Create the colors of the rainbow in this St Patrick’s day themed Rainbow Gelatin Sensory Tub.
Set up a Jello Ocean Sensory Tray with blue jello and brown sugar sand.
This sounds a very interesting sensory texture to explore Jello Play Clay.
A Jello Sensory Bin with a sensory twist – Autumn Jello Sensory Bin.
Oh my goodness this Jelly Soap Foam looks so inviting.
Add some Jelly to your Silly Putty Play.
Pick up a hand mould from a discount store and fill it with jelly and spiders to create your very own Halloween Jelly Hand.
Invite your kids to excavate the animals in this Jello Sensory Play ideal for toddlers and preschoolers.
Add some science to your sensory play and set up a Jello Earthquake Simulation.
Oooey gooey Jelly Slime for sensory play.
Find out what happens when you add vinegar and baking soda to jelly.
Edible Jello Finger paints are perfect for babies first sensory painting experience.
Never mind the kids, will you be able to resist diving in to explore these Edible Sensory Jello Balls?
Leave this Ocean Sensory Tub outdoors for a few days to observe what happens to the gelatin.
Do your kids know the Slippery Fish book? After reading have a go at making your own Edible Slippery Fish to play with.
Find out what is hiding in this Jelly and then clean up with a fun water play activity.
Nicola is a former Librarian who now spends her time looking after and coming up with arts and crafts ideas for her sons Liam (7), Freddie (5), and Bella (3) to do together.