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Title: What are your best messy/sensory play ideas for a one year old?
Post by: cath~ on January 27, 2015, 12:23:04 pm
That's it really :)

Looking for some fun ideas to try with H
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Post by: anna* on January 27, 2015, 13:23:12 pm
Audrey loved and still loves playing with shaving foam. Also cornflour goop, sand, water play, play dough
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Post by: weaver on January 27, 2015, 13:29:34 pm
Baking!!!! Then you can eat the end result :)

Also any sort of treasure box play, or even bags, putting things in, taking things out, putting them in, etc etc for hours.
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Post by: MJ&N on January 27, 2015, 13:34:35 pm
I LOVE the Tinkerlab book, loads of good ideas for both girls. Thinking a thread might be in order!
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Post by: jessmum46 on January 27, 2015, 13:55:55 pm
Baking tray full of rice/couscous/small pasta - can "write" in it, dig in it, pour between containers etc etc :)
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Post by: weaver on January 27, 2015, 13:58:04 pm
Oh lord pouring!  Yes, pouring!  Endlessly!

Rice, red and green lentil, barley etc pictures.  You can paint some glue on cardboard and let H sprinkle rice and so on, it'll stick and she'll have done a picture.
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Post by: cath~ on January 27, 2015, 19:22:06 pm
Thank you for the ideas everyone :)

Ok, daft qn...

Is shaving foam ok with an LO who will most likely put at least a small amount of it in her mouth?
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Post by: jessmum46 on January 27, 2015, 20:07:34 pm
Whipped squirty cream instead?
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Post by: dache on January 27, 2015, 21:19:03 pm
Following along.  ;D
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Post by: cath~ on January 27, 2015, 21:22:19 pm
Whipped squirty cream instead?


Ooh - yum. :)

I might play too! :D
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Post by: Khalam's Mama on January 27, 2015, 22:50:06 pm
Jelly, doesn't matter if they eat it or cooked spaghetti with food colouring. Flour on a baking try is good for pictures too as you can just spread it out again to start a new picture.
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Post by: nwmm on January 28, 2015, 01:33:57 am
Rice.  Shaving cream. Not together. Or maybe you can but I do seperately 
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Post by: MasynSpencerElliotte on January 28, 2015, 04:32:43 am
Pudding as finger paint...they do that at daycare a lot with the toddlers. Today we had water play in the sink, my cupboards and floor are very clean now as most of the pouring did not go back in the sink!
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Post by: creations on January 30, 2015, 10:24:47 am
ketchup hand and foot prints, or just drawing in a tray of it.
Potato prints, sponge prints
Freeze little plastic bugs or other toys into blocks of ice and throw them into a tray during water play.

Trays full of canned spaghetti, cornflakes, baked beans...my DS never liked any of these really but other kids at toddler groups loved them so there must be some good play to be had :)

various scents in bottles/tubs. So often sensory play is limited to the 'messy' tactile play but the other senses can be involved too.  Collect together some small plastic tubs or bottles with lids. IN each put a different scent, a cotton ball spray with your fav perfume, a cotton ball with a few drops of whatever essential oils you have, one with a dab of vinegar, lemon juice etc.  Then explore your herbs and spice rack - cinnamon, ground coriander, turmeric, cardamon pods, garlic etc.  The 'less safe' scents can be shoved into a narrow neck bottle to prevent LO getting them out.

Sounds sensory play - lots of home made musical instruments, pans, hand whisk etc crinkly paper, dry pasta in a tub, rice in a tub, 2 wooden spoons together, one wooden spoon scarped along corrugated card etc.  You can just play with them and explore or do a quiz where all the items are under a sheet so LO can't see which one you 'play' then lift the sheet and LO guesses which item made that sound, replace the sheet for the next secret sound.
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Post by: TB9 on January 30, 2015, 14:41:21 pm
Kinetic sand or moon sand!
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Post by: cath~ on February 26, 2015, 13:29:37 pm
Just came across this idea (on FB) which looks fun:
http://pinterest.com/pin/156359418289361516/

Basically put a mirror on the floor and then put different objects on it eg cups, blocks etc. 
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Post by: weaver on February 26, 2015, 15:21:01 pm
We used to do that. Fun!