- Our Edible Non-Chokable Mini Waterbeads are a great way for little ones to safely explore “water beads”. These are all natural and very small – small enough that they don’t pose a choking hazard. And though they are intended for play, if your little one sneaks a taste – they are completely edible.
- We can’t get enough of the vibrant swirling colors in our Fizzy Slush. If you store it in the refrigerator for a half hour before play it will stay refreshingly cool as you swirl and fizz the rainbow of colors.
- It only takes a few minutes to whip up a batch of our famous Polka Dot Soup – though the polka dots we used in the photos do pose a choking risk, there are ideas for modifications for younger kiddos within the post.
- A staple around here for summer play is our icy cold Pretend Melting Ice Cream! It smells and melts just like the real thing (and don’t worry, it’s taste-safe in case your little one is tempted to sneak a bite) and it’s completely reusable. Once you’re done for the day, just add a bit of water, stir and refreeze for another day of play.
- It doesn’t get much easier than our Pretend Snow. Just spend 2 minutes making a batch the night before, pop it in the freezer, and it’s ready for some icy cold play the next day. As it melts, it becomes silky soft – but don’t worry – even melted it stays cold for up to two hours as you play!
Sensory play is not just important for little ones, it’s also a ton of fun! That’s why I’m so excited to have Asia from Fun at Home with Kids guest posting today–she is a recipes for sensory play guru!
Hi all! My name is Asia and I write over at Fun at Home with Kids. I am so thrilled to be guest posting for Megan! Not only is she a lovely friend, but her site is such a great source of fun and easy play ideas.
In that spirit, I’d love to share five of our favorite fun and easy recipes for sensory play. As an added bonus, if it’s summer where you are – these do a great job of keeping the kiddos cool!
I hope you’ll have a chance to try one – or all five – of our easy recipes for some fun sensory play. If you’d like to see more of our ideas, you can find tons on our blog, or you can follow us on Facebook or Pinterest. We’re also SUPER excited to have a book (150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids) – chock full of creative recipes just like these we’ve shared here – coming out this November!