Prep time: 2 minutes
Difficulty: Easy Peasy
Estimated Cost: 0 AED
Mess level: Little
Age: Any Age
Also known as flower soup and potion making
What you need:
Additional bowls, tongs and spoons etc
Glitter for extra effect or anything else you might want to add
Real flowers, dried or fake - just add water and utensils for hours of flower-themed fun. (It’s also amazing to freeze flower petals in ice cube trays or muffin tins of water!)
It’s also amazing to freeze flower petals in ice cube trays or muffin tins of water!
Exploring and appreciating nature.
Visual, tactile, and olfactory sensory input. Kids can see the different shapes and colours with their eyes. They can explore textures through touch and they can smell the leaves and flowers with their nose.
Using the spoons will give kids the opportunity to practice manipulation skills as they transfer the flowers to the cups and bowls. Tongs are also good for kids to practice their fine motor skills.
Ways to adapt:
Get your child to pick the petals (easy way to incorporate fine motor practice) to learn about different layers of petals and the flower.
If you include measuring cups and measuring spoons, your child can practice their math skills.
Incorporate into pretend play and mix to create magical potions by adding various bowls, spoons and coloured water.