What is sensory soup?
Spring Sensory Soup:
- plastic bin
- spoons, ladles and tongs
- small plastic cups and bowls
- spring flowers and flower petals gathered from the yard or forest (dandelions, forget-me-nots, tulips, etc.)
- leaves, grass, weeds, twigs, etc.
- Explore outside with your child. Collect various flowers, grasses and weeds. Allow your child to take the lead on what they want to choose to include in their soup. You can bring a bag or container with you on your nature walk to gather things as you go.
- When you have collected a good assortment of natural items, fill a plastic bin about halfway with water.
- Float the flowers, petals, weeds, leaves and anything else you collected in the water.
- Add spoons and tongs to the bin. It’s best to include a variety of spoons such as slotted spoons, soup spoons, and ladles. These can be actually kitchen utensils or plastic toy ones.
- Add small plastic cups and bowls to the sensory bin.
- You can add a strainer or two as well.
- Invite your child to stir and serve spring soup using the utensils, cups and bowls.
Learning and Sensory Benefits:
Using the spoons will give kids the opportunity to practice manipulation skills as they transfer the flowers to the cups and bowls.
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