Apr 25, 2013

Sensory Activities - Potato Flakes


Yesterday we shared a fun, edible paint recipe using potato flakes.  Today we are sharing more flaky fun!  Potato flakes are a wonderful play medium.  They are very inexpensive, have a super FUN texture, and are edible, making them safe for the tiniest tots.  For under one dollar you can fill a bin with these fun flakes, and kids can play again and again!


Potato Flake Sensory Activities
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Rosie and Jewel both love playing with potato flakes as they are, right from the box. 

 Add a couple of scoopers and you have a simple and fun pantry play activity

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The girls love the texture of the potato flakes, and so do I.  They are so airy and silky and soft

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You can keep these flakes in a sensory table or storage bin for a very long time!  They are safe for small babies too, making them a great first sensory material.




You can also add water and color to the fun and exploration!  We reserve this extended play for when I really need to keep Rosie and Jewel entertained

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This is a great boredom buster and LOADED with sensory exploration



Adding the water a little at a time gives children the chance to explore many textures

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Rosie mixed with a spoon a little, but digging your hands in is always most fun!

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Once enough water is added you will have a moldable dough

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Rosie loves creating with this!




Building potato mountains

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Jewel loves potato flake sensory play too, but wasn't very interested in playing on this particular day.  She did play for a moment though

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Rosie on the other hand played for almost an hour, mixing and creating different goopy textures

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a bunch of food coloring and water pouring eventually led to a BEAUTIFUL rainbow mush

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All of this fantastic sensory exploration and FUN for under a dollar!  Gotta love that!

Sensory Activities with potato flakes

Also be sure to check out:

play recipe -potato paint


We share fun kids activities several times a week!

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Crystal