Welcome to Day Twenty Three of 31 days of Sensory Play.
Building towers and knocking them down has to be one of the number one activities in your home. Who can resist the sound and the build up? Blocks aren’t just for babies and perhaps your child is like mine and likes to build with lots of different things. Here’s the scientist at work trying different materials.
We’ve used Jello a few times for cooking. The boys haven’t liked the texture and I wasn’t so keen on it myself. Jelly and ice cream is a classic birthday party food in the UK. The boys have been presented with various shades and flavours and finally have developed a taste for a few of them. We have a few packets around because we did try out a jello roll recipe, that they love. Mysteriously a packet appears in my shopping bag each time we go.:)
Today we decided to have some fun building with wobbly substances because we were in a building mood and we had jello ( jelly UK) packets coming out of our ears.
We worked together measuring, mixing, pouring and stirring. The LO was interested in the steam coming off the dissolving powder. We found lots of different sized containers like the empty fruit cup containers in the top picture. Following the instructions on the packet we made up many different colours of jello.
Everyone checked the fridge almost hourly to see if they were done……..a real lesson in patience.
Next came the fun of building the towers…….except they wouldn’t come out. I think I should have sprayed the containers first maybe? Anyone know if that would work?
I took a knife and eased the wibbly wobbly jello out onto the table and the LO tried to make towers with the different shaped and coloured jello.
Firmness and softness.
Patience and skill.
Finally finishing with lots of messy play with jello, cars, alphabet letters and fingers.
- What do you build with and can you think of using something a little different to build with today?
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