Friday, July 15, 2011

Sensory Play: Flour Bin

How do you engage your preschooler on a very hot summer day? Get a dish pan/tub and fill with 4 cups of flour. Equip them with shovel,pail,cups. Hours of indoor fun guaranteed.
Pretend Flour as Sand and play with Beach toys
CJ enjoyed playing with her new shovel and pail. She filled the pail with flour, poured it out again into the tub and repeated the process.

She also came up with the idea of playing with rocks and flour. So I hid the rocks in the flour and She played dig, dig, dig!

Rock Hunt!

Caution: Flour is really messy so watch, keep an eye on them while they play. At the end of the play be prepared to face a white flour ghost:-)


  1. Flour is wonderful for playing and exploring with! Must do it this summer with the kids!

    Thanks for linking to Kids Get Crafty!


  2. We did this activity this morning with mixing bowls, a spatula and a measuring cup - super fun, even though it's super messy! At least the flour isn't sticky. We added marshmallows to the mix and ended up with sticky goo everywhere :-)

  3. ha! love it--will certainly add it to my summer must-do list! thanks for linking up to our smart summer challenge, and we hope to see you next week!

  4. I wonder if adding a little spice (for scent) to the flour would increase the sensory opportunity without changing the color and consistency. I just may have to try it.