Inside: Primary color mixing sensory play
Shredded paper + primary colors = sensory play joy!
As I began cooking dinner, I was being asked a million questions. “Can I haaaaveeee an apple?” “Wheeeerre are my markers? “Babe, did you move my grill tongs?”
I mean, I get it. I am the keeper of all things.
But it was Easter dinner! They needed to keep busy so I can focus on this paprika potato recipe.
So after taking a quick look around, it came to me.
We needed to make use of all this shredded paper in the Easter baskets for an epic sensory bin.
And don’t worry! No shredded paper? Use old shredded bills.
Like Breakfast Invitations, sensory play is a HUGE win over here!
Let’s set this sensory bin up!
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How to set up color mixing sensory play:
Add a couple of squirts of paint to each squirt bottle.
Add water to your paint and fill the squirt bottle.
Fill your sensory bin with crinkle cut paper shred or use your shredded bill collection.
Allow your preschoolers to squirt primary colors and explore different color combinations.
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Using primary colors adds new discoveries.
This primary-color mixing sensory bin was a blast!
“Can I have a snack”
“LOOK! Red and yellow make orange!”
And once they got going, this activity lasted a VERY long time. #momwin, dinner is made.
RELATED: Here is how I introduce sensory play to my toddlers before we reach this messy play color mixing idea!
WHY is this primary color mixing sensory play so important?
engage in meaningful discussions
explore texture as the paper goes from dry to wet
Need a way to help different age groups work together? Sensory bins are the perfect answer and you can read how sensory bins build teamwork here.
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