It’s time for another Sensory Bin Challenge hosted by Little Bins for Little Hands! This months sensory material is cloud dough! The premise of this challenge is to set up a bin of sensory filler such as rice or dirt and allow the child to lead the play instead of merely participating in the customary themed sensory bin.
Cloud Dough Sensory Bin
The sensory material for this month is cloud dough or flour with oil. I used this recipe for toddler safe cloud dough from Happy Hooligans. We had exactly four cups of flour so I halved the recipe which gave us the perfect amount for one child to play with. We also used whole wheat flour which makes the cloud dough look like sand.
Since it was a rainy outside the day we did this activity, I set up a small table in the middle of the kitchen. This way I could simply sweep up any mess that got on the floor and didn’t have to worry about it getting in the cracks of the wood floor.
Caden was eager to jump right in and start playing, at first he investigated it with his fingers. He thought it was sand at first, but soon figured out it was much softer. Then he requested some construction vehicles and put them to work digging in the cloud dough and making ramps!
Caden played with the construction vehicles and cloud dough for quite some time! It was the perfect distraction on a rainy day! And I was able to sip my coffee in peace! 😉
Are you up for a challenge?! Join us next month as we challenge our kids to play with corn!
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