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Sensory Play with Herbs

Date: July 11, 2018 Author: Bumpkins Office Categories: Things to make and do, Toddler Tips

Sensory Play with Mint

Sensory Play with Herbs

Sensory Play with Mint

We have been growing mint in our Nursery gardens. Mint is so straightforward to grow. You can buy a plant from the garden centre or even the supermarket and plant it in your garden (just watch it doesn’t take over!). Mint is great for Sensory Play with your child.

Stimulate your child’s senses with these fun activities by using fresh herbs in sensory play.

Take the fresh mint and scissors, and try ripping and cutting the mint. This is a perfect opportunity to practice fine motor skills and the smell will be overwhelming! Try using sage leaves too – another fast growing herb – and discuss the differences in scent and texture.

As play progresses, keep your child interested by adding in extra items such as a mortar and pestle and water, bowls and spoons, for a fun cooking and tea party.

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