We set up a sensory tray last week, with Christmas figures and tiny pieces of shredded plastic bag (fake snow). Teddy loved the fake snow, but to be honest, he ignored the figures and just wanted to move the fake snow to and from the tray, spilling and dropping and swishing…to be frank, it got everywhere!
We had a flat open ended cardboard box in our ‘pyssel room’ (craft room/workshop/junk room!) which would be perfect.
First it involved mixing white paint and white glue, and getting Ted to spread the mixture all over the box…
Eventually it turned in to Rudolph’s birthday and he started getting presents himself…though he was lucky to be given gingerbread men cookies and hot chocolate from Mrs Christmas whenever he got tired….
And in the end, Ted got his messy play. His mixing and spilling and swishing and dropping. He got to play more with the fake snow – and the Christmas figures got a ‘look in’ to boot! 😉