Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hot Chocolate Sensory Play!

Late January + February always seem to be the dreariest months in Iowa, so we're cozying up and making the best of it.  I tend to be a home body anyway - no complaints here!  The kids do tend to get stir crazy, though, so this little sensory kit comes in extra handy on the longer days.

I went to the Mexican food section of Wal-Mart and bought a bigger bag of the brownest looking beans.  I wish they were a smudge darker yet, but life goes on I suppose!  Add a few white pom-poms for marshmallows, half of our Melissa + Doug tea set, a few toy cookies, and you've got yourself a sensory, kit people.  


I've seen other mamas use brown rice instead, and have also seen additions of chocolate tea bags and/or chocolate extract to make it actually smell like chocolate too.  While this would be delightful, it's best for us when things do not smell edible.  My little ones are still a little tempted to put things in their mouths.

If you've never done a sensory kit before, this is a great one to start with.  You can't mess this one up, folks!  

Have so much fun.  Cheers!


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