Peppa Pig Sensory-Extravaganza at the Houtt House!
Like most preschool aged children, my daughter, really gravitates to one show hard... Peppa Pig! We have the Peppa house, a handful of the characters, along with the car. I won't even count how many Peppa books, outfits and coloring books we have too! Her love of sensory play, Peppa, and the current weather outside have inspired me to combine her interests for this fun indoor (or outdoor) activity. I have linked where to find the Peppa toys in you are interested, click here
Today was a rainy day, and I usually let her get her rain boots on and puddle jump after the downpour. After the rain it was so MUGGY outside! I thought we would all be miserable so I decided to go a different route... an indoor puddles route. No, I did not mix dirt and water but instead created something called "Oobleck." Click Here for the recipe. It was really easy to make. I will admit it's the weirdest sensory I have ever done with Lucy. It looks like a liquid that you can play with the way you do water, but when you touch it, it's hard! It also washes off your hands and bowl super easy! After making it my hands looked like I had played in mud because I used my hands to mix, I thought "oh man, this is going to be hard to scrub off..." It was like magic, water hit it and it was GONE!
We brought out all the Peppa toys (the house, characters, car, etc) and decided they should go for a fun puddle jump! Naturally, she said she wanted to play this in a princess dress instead of a smock... because this is that easy to clean up I was ok with it! So, most of the Peppa characters sank like quicksand and the others tried to swim in it (and as you can see in the picture even the swing went in).
I was worried Lucy would hate this because she is one of those children that hates getting messy but she was laughing so hard and loving every minute of it. Then it got to a point where she wanted them to "drive home" but needed a bath first. I filled up some Tupperware with warm soapy water gave her my kitchen towel and she gave them baths. Bonus Sensory! Overall, I recommend this sensory activity. Especially, if you have a child that loves mud, gooey things, and getting their hands dirty.