Taste Safe & Edible Sensory Play Ideas...

Taste Safe & Edible Sensory Play Ideas...

So the brilliant thing about sensory play is that the setup can be as simple or elaborate as you want. There is also no right or wrong way for them to play. For example - They can't get frustrated because they aren't able to perform a certain skill. It is simply about having fun and exploring. 

When you have babies or toddlers that are still mouthing, you need bases that are suitable. Below are some suggestions for edible sensory play: 
  • Cereal - Eg. Rice Bubbles, Corn flakes, Oats. You can blitz these up in a processor if you want them to be of a finer consistency;
  • Tapioca pearls - Add food colouring to them if you want to;
  • Oobleck - Cornstarch + water. Probably doesn't taste all too good but it is still taste safe. You could also add cocoa to give it a 'mud' appearance; 
  • Couscous;
  • Jelly or gelatine;
  • Coconut;
  • Spaghetti - You can also colour these with food colouring if you want to; 
  • Cinnamon & Sugar.
  • Chia Seed slime.

If you avoid Sensory play due to the mess and playing outside isn't an option. Here are some suggestions:

  • Use an old sheet or picnic rug;
  • Do it in the bath or shower;
  • Invest in a Rudie Nudie Mat
  • Tuff tray or something similar.
  • Crafty Pod



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