Wait, you’re not going crazy, there is nothing wrong with your eyes. Here I’m sharing a green themed sensory play and discovery space for babies and toddlers. It’s super simple to set up, little ones will love it and learn lots from their time exploring the objects and playing.
Don’t ask me why, but the colour green has always been a colour that I’ve loved. It might come down to my love of the great outdoors and getting back to nature. Whatever it is, green is a colour I think many babies and young toddlers can also connect quite easily with and so I created an adorable green sensory play and discovery space.
Recommended ages: 6 months +
(Strict and active supervision is required at all times)
Green themed sensory play and discovery space for babies and toddlers
Boo (2 years old) loves colour. She is the type that will use all the paints in the paint pot, but is at the point she is wanting to know more about what each colour is called and get it right! Quite often she talks about a colour, gets the name wrong and her big sister is, of course, the first to correct her.
Today we decided to focus on the colour green and find as many green things around our house as possible. It’s amazing what you can find when you look.
Possum remembered that we had a green blanket, which we placed on the floor and added all the green objects, bits and pieces. It created the most wonderful green themed sensory play and discovery space for babies and toddlers. Looking at the space it was great to see the many shades of green, because as we know, there can be many shades of one colour.
Some of the green pieces we found included –
- green LEGO blocks
- green feathers
- green coloured paper
- green stickers
- green building blocks
- green pen
- green plastic tweezers
- green leaves
The green objects, which we added to our homemade discovery space, included a wide variety of fabulous textures for both my girls to explore and enjoy. The softness of the feathers compared to the hard plastics of the LEGO bricks were perfect contrasts.
Fine Motor Skills
The tweezers that we found (that happened to also be green) was great to include as it encouraged Boo to use them and try her best to pick up some of the objects. The feathers found to be the easiest to pick up and it was interesting to see her try problem solve how to pick up the slippery and very awkward LEGO block.
Constructing a bridge was a great use of the objects that were available. It was incredibly creative and something that Boo was inspired to do without any direction from me. I feel confident after all her playing with green objects and exploring their textures, it has her a lot more familiar with the colour green. Now, which colour should we look at exploring next?
What is your favourite colour?
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