I’m a little, well actually very, late in posting this really fun sensory bin. It was the last activity Pituchi did in our previous home in the middle of me packing everything up. We both needed a break and this was an easy activity to do. I think out of all the sensory bins we have done so far, THIS one has been the most interesting to watch. Her expressions were much more entertaining as she tried to understand why her toys were under this semi-solid, squishy surface.
She’s never seen Jello before. Nor has she eaten it. So this activity was SO much fun!
I grabbed a few of her toys (that could be washed easily afterwards), and placed them in a medium bin.
I have to confess, I don’t like jello. I can hear the audible gasp by some of you, but I just don’t care for it. It was given to me when I was young for a tummy ache, but I was much happier having crackers. Even after giving birth, I simply stared at the jello mold on the food tray in front of me. My husband happily took it off my hands and ate it all himself.
The instructions to making jello are pretty straightforward. Since I used 4 boxes, and my bowl wasn’t big enough to mix, I had to use two boxes at a time. All four boxes of prepared jello mix fit perfectly into my bin.
I made room in the fridge and let it set over night. Some of the toys were peaking out of the bin but that just made it even more intriguing for Pituchi.
I couldn’t tell who was more excited to start…my husband or my daughter. This was his first sensory bin experience with her and she was clearly mystified over her toys and this green substance.
Immediately, she began to investigate.
Hmmm…it feels squishy…but what is it?
I’m not sure I like my toys being in this weird stuff.
What if I dip my finger in…
And see if I can eat it? Daddy what is this stuff?
My husband, eager to show his enthusiasm for jello, had her actually eat it. She was clearly not amused with the texture in her mouth…
But wait! I taste sugar! Gimme more…
Here, Dada…you aren’t eating any!
Don’t mind if I do Isa!
Clearly, this became a jello feeding frenzy.
The texture no longer weirded her out so she took her father’s lead…
I hid all the boxes of jello after this sensory bin. My husband has yet to find them.
I highly recommend doing this fun activity with your little ones! 🙂