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
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
The girls love the texture of the potato flakes, and so do I. They are so airy and silky and soft
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
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
Rosie mixed with a spoon a little, but digging your hands in is always most fun!
Once enough water is added you will have a moldable dough
Rosie loves creating with this!
Building potato mountains
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
Rosie on the other hand played for almost an hour, mixing and creating different goopy textures
a bunch of food coloring and water pouring eventually led to a BEAUTIFUL rainbow mush
All of this fantastic sensory exploration and FUN for under a dollar! Gotta love that!
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