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Monday, February 28, 2011

Sensory balloons

For these you need a balloon,funnel,spoon and whatever sensory item you want to put into your balloon. We used Flour, Rice, Birdseed, Polenta and a flour/water mix
Attach your balloon to your funnel and hold it in place while you use a spoon to transfer your sensory mix into the funnel.
The flour/water mix was the trickiest and messiest to transfer but i like most mums had to remind myself to step back and watch her learn from the process

After i tied them off we sat down and investigated them...how they felt on our feet and in our hands. We named them cranky balls and remembered times when we both felt frustrated and we squeezed them as hard as we could to make us feel better

And we weighed them using scales to see which was heaviest.


  1. What a great idea! It's a neat way for kids to explore different texture without a big mess. I've included your post on my weekly favorites here: http://play2grow.blogspot.com/2011/03/weekly-favorites-for-march-6-2011.html

  2. Hi Darcey, very true and it amazing Tara has been feeling the texture and guessing what the ingredient was she put in-great for memory! Looking forward to checking out your blog!