Fall Scented Ice Cream Dough – Sensory Play Activities
This week I wanted to show you that you do not need a sand/water table to use for sensory table play. A simple bin on top of a table works just as well. This under the bed storage container has been through almost 2 years of play now and still going. I do rinse after playing and keep it stored inside.
One of the key influences in making fake ice cream was our new ice cream sand toys from IKEA. We had a lot of fun at the beach with them and I couldn’t wait to try them in a new sensory play activity.
Our set up:
I added the ice cream dough to the 2 green containers that came in the play set. I added the cones, scoops, and cups that also came in the set (that I got for 99 cents on sale!) I added a bowl of sprinkles (from dollar tree), and 2 shakers with sprinkles that I had no plans on using. We wont talk about my baking supply addiction or as I like to think of it as being prepared:) Also added a spoon for the sprinkles. Easy set up and not cluttered. I often like to leave room for them to play inside the bin or table. Having lots of stuff can be fun too.
What we did:
Once the bin sat down on the table the kids were in it playing. My 2 yr really loves playing with the sprinkle containers. We have used them in a few of the other sensory tables and he just loves shaking them.
They scooped and sprinkled the ice cream dough. This was a huge hit with both my 4.5 yr and 2 yr.