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Edible Sensory Experiences For Children

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Edible Sensory Experiences For Children

Edible Sensory Experiences is an interactive experience with food that enables children to engage,  express themselves artistically, or play with food without any thought of eating it. These sensory experiences are great for young children.  The following article provides edible sensory recipes that young children can engage in.

Benefits Of Sensory Play 

Children can explore and engage with their environment through the use of their senses, which also include: 

  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Creating Development
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Independent Thinking
  • Language Development
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Calming or Regulating Skills
  • Memory Skills
  • Observation Skills

Edible Sensory Experience Recipes 

Hot Chocolate Oobleck

Hot chocolate oobleck is a great sensory experience that children will enjoy playing with.

Psyllium Slime

This psyllium slime recipe is a great non-toxic alternative to borax slime. It is also taste-safe, so it is safe for younger children, or children who tend to put things in their mouths. 

Edible Foam

This edible foam is a great sensory experience for young children. It gives young children a chance to get messy and it's safe. 

Chia Goop

This easy chia goop sensory play experience is excellent for infants and toddlers who like to put everything in their mouths.

Yogurt Slime

This silly putty is taste-safe and made from edible ingredients, perfect for young children to engage in sensory experiences. 

Sensory play facilitates exploration and naturally encourages children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. Spending time stimulating their senses helps children develop cognitively, linguistically, socially and emotionally, physically and creatively.

Further Reading

Benefits Of Sensory Play - The article suggests learning objectives that support a child's overall sensory play development. 

Sensory Bin Ideas For Toddlers and Preschoolers - The following article provides a list of sensory play items that can be included in a sensory bin for children to explore. 

2 Ingredient Sensory Recipes - The following provides 2 ingredient recipes for a variety of sensory experiences. 

Created On July 12, 2023 Last modified on Wednesday, July 12, 2023
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