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DIY Home Sensory Activity: Floating Flowers

Updated: Aug 23, 2021


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:

  • Flowers

  • Water

  • 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!)

Top Tip:

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.

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