Digging for Gold: A Sensory Activity

Digging for Gold: A Sensory Activity

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and we are fully prepared to celebrate allllllll week with the little one! This activity has been done before during our Teaching Toddlers: Purple Week but it was such a hit that we had to bring it back. We’ll be digging for gold in our green sensory bucket and having conversations about everything we feel!

Digging for Gold: A Sensory Activity

A couple of modifications..

  • If your toddler may be taste-curious use: whip cream (this will melt faster)
  • If your toddler will not be taste-curious use: shaving cream (this keeps its shape for at least an hour)

Here’s how we do it:

Simply squirt your shaving cream into a bucket to help contain it – something like an old tub, their baby bath, etc. If you can, utilize a space that will have easy clean-up like the outdoors or your bathtub.

Mix some green food coloring in the shaving/whip cream to create the color of your choice – stir well. Again, cool whip may get soupy and need to be placed back in the freezer for a stiffer texture. Shaving cream should withhold to all of the handling without an issue.

Digging for Gold: A Sensory Activity

Hide some golden treasures within the sensory bin. We had SO many Medela breast milk lids left over that we used those to represent our “gold”…some other great ideas are: spray paint some of your old baby food lids, use yellow squeeze pouch lids, yellow wheels, yellow applesauce lids, rolos candy (probably not edible afterwards), or yellow buttons!

Digging for Gold: A Sensory Activity

Hand your kiddo some green (or color neutral) tools (think plastic garden rakes and shovels, kitchen utensils, or cups). Anything that they can use to mix or transfer their cream will be perfect!

All that’s left is to let them go to town and play but be sure to keep an eye on them, especially if they are using something that they shouldn’t be tasting! Prepare to hose them off or give them a bath once this activity is done as it is a BLAST, but messy!

Digging for Gold: A Sensory Activity

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and your little!

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