Lately we have been playing with our everyday sensory materials…play dough, floam, and kinetic sand. We decided to try something new last week with a recipe you can find in the book 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids by the creator of Fun at Home with Kids. It is an amazing book! All you need if Flax seed (got ours at the Dollar Tree) and water.
It was messy but totally worth it. We kept ours all week in a plastic ziploc bag in the fridge. Make sure to check for spoilage each day before you child uses it.
Flax Seed Goo was a very different experience for Babs. She is always very unsure of new sensory projects. Here are some tips and tricks to help your child experience new messy sensory play.
Tips for Sensory Play:
Allow your child to explore at their own pace. Never force them to touch the new sensory item. Give them a spoon and bowl to allow them to explore the properties of the Goo or slime before they touch it.
Play with them! Your child is more likely to engage in sensory play if they see you doing it. So don’t be afraid ringer your hands dirty.
Make sure they are in clothes neither of you care gets dirty. If your child is wearing their favorite shirt they will be mire worried about getting it dirty then experiencing the sensory play.
Give your child multiple days to play and experience the project .
Last but not least…..HAVE FUN! 🙂