Superhero Sensory Sink
Sensory sinks are easy to set up and surprisingly not very messy. Put a towel down on the floor and clean up is pretty easy. My kids have just as much fun rinsing out the sink as they do playing. Sensory sinks are great for exploring sight, touch, sound, possibly scent and taste. This depends on what is used as a filler in the sink.
What we used:
white construction paper
How to make soap foam:
Take dish soap and add it to a bowl of water. Take hand mixer and mix together until foam appears. I added neon green food coloring after to get green monster foam.
I just kept adding the food coloring until it was the color green I wanted. This soap foam was the perfect sink safe sensory filler for playtime.
How to set up Superhero Sink:
Start with a black pillowcase or paper, whatever you have on hand. We had a pillowcase so that is what I used. I then created the city by cutting white construction paper into rectangles. Then I drew “windows” with yellow sharpies on them. I taped the pillowcase and “city buildings” up on the mirror.
I came up with a fun story line for our sink play. I have been watching way too many superhero movies. The soap foam monster was set free by the crazy Joker. The monster has started covering the city in foam! No one can save the city except the superheros we love.
The superheros that came to help today: Hulk, Iron Man, Wolverine, and Spider-man. The soap foam monster and Joker do not stand a chance.
Of course we had to have some cars in there for playtime. I just set them up as part of the city.
I left the bowl of soap foam in the sink for playtime. Big brother 5yr was so excited when he walked into the bathroom. He could not wait to start playing.
I explained the scene to him and he went to work aiding the superheros in capturing the soap monster. He has fun “sprinkle bombs” to throw at the monster and his foam.
I love all the colors of the sprinkles in the foam. This is a good time to go over colors. The foam is a fun texture to explore.
After playing in the foam for a while he turned on the water faucet.
I moved the monster to the side of the sink when he turned the water on. I love that he quickly took a cup and covered him with it.
Be ready to be put under a cup monster!
He continued to scoop and pour water and play with his superhero characters for a long time. I had to pull him away. We dumped the bowl over after the water had been on for a few minutes. Then he had the sink to play in.