"Dig dig" land
What you need:
5 trucks of assorted shapes, sizes and functionality
a crane / roller / tractor / digger / dumper truck
5 different materials
i) fake snow using cornflour and shaving foam
ii) fake snow using bicarbonate of soda and conditioner
iii) rice cereal
iv) chunky sea salt
v) fine table salt
Add a few toddlers to the mix and hey presto...
What to do:
To the make the fake snow (i) Pour one cup of cornflour into a bowl and mix in shaving cream slowly until you get the consistency of snow that you'd like.
To the make the fake snow (ii) Mix 2 1/2 cups of bicarbonate of soda with 1/2 cup of white conditioner. Again, mix it together slowly to get the consistency that you like.
Put the other remaining ingredients into bowls and/or containers (we used different shaped boxes from the recycling to
it all out and let them PLAY!
What we learn:
We develop our fine motor skills
We explore textures
We practise counting and organising
We encourage language development and new vocabulary