Playing with Porridge oats and other cereals can be a lovely sensory and therapeutic activity. Great for introducing calm to energetic kids.
What do you need?
- Container/tuff tray- we used a large, plastic container with a lid- so we could close the lid and use later in the day.
We also used our tuff tray as well to do it on a larger scale and mix a few different things together!
Porridge Oats/ cornflakes/rice
- Toy vehicles- any model/shape/size! For driving, scooping, building, digging, burying!
Then pour the oats into the container, give your child some vehicles and watch their imagination take over!
We’ve been building walls, digging tractors out of holes, burying treasure and lots and lots of digging!!
What skills do they learn?
As well as it being a lovely calming, sensory activity. Children develop their
– Gross Motor, fine motor skills and hand eye coordination playing this.
By playing with another child they also develop communication skills and social skills (including turn taking)