Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pinecone & Cinnamon Sensory Soup {Water Sensory Play}

Water sensory play is always a favorite activity for my boys and we have certainly been enjoying our fair share of them in the past few weeks. In particular, we have been enjoying some fall inspired sensory soups, such as our apple sensory soup and fall leaves soup. Our most recent sensory soup combines natural elements (pinecones!) with the wonderful scent of cinnamon. Mmmm...

 Pinecone & cinnamon water sensory play for toddlers and preschoolers from And Next Comes L

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Fine Motor Sensory Activity for Kids: Pinecone & Cinnamon Sensory Soup

For this scented, pinecone water sensory bin, we used:

  • Pinecones - The same ones we used for this Reggio math tray.
  • Cinnamon
  • Water
  • Kitchen utensils - I added some plastic cups and bowls, a whisk, a ladle, and a large plastic spoon. Other items to consider adding: measuring cups, measuring spoons, or a funnel.

I know the water appears dirty, but I prefer to call it rustic. And when I showed my husband the pictures, he described it as "definitely fall colored." Ha!

Scented water sensory play for toddlers and preschoolers using pinecones and cinnamon from And Next Comes L

But look at the close up! Aren't the pinecones lovely?!

Close up of pinecones in a cinnamon scented water sensory bin for toddlers and preschoolers from And Next Comes L

Close up of pinecones in a cinnamon scented water sensory bin for toddlers and preschoolers from And Next Comes L

As with our other sensory soups, the boys loved scooping and pouring using the big spoon and ladle.

Scooping pinecones in a scented water sensory bin from And Next Comes L

Scooping pinecones in a scented water sensory bin from And Next Comes L

They also loved to mix up their concoction with the whisk.

Stirring up pinecones in a scented water sensory bin from And Next Comes L

And, of course, dumping the entire soup out so that they could make a new batch is extremely fun too!

Playing with pinecones in a scented water sensory bin from And Next Comes L

If that doesn't entice you, maybe this bowl of freshly prepared pinecone soup will do the trick. I decided to swap my camera lens to my new prime 50mm lens so that I could practice with it. I managed to capture this gorgeous photo. And I'm just a wee bit obsessed with how it turned out so please tell me it's awesome. Thanks.

Pinecones in a scented water sensory bin for toddlers and preschoolers from And Next Comes L

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Scented water sensory play for toddlers and preschoolers using pinecones and cinnamon from And Next Comes L
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2 comments:

  1. I’m in LOVE with this cinnamon and pine cone sensory soup! Thank you for adding it to the “It’s Friday We’re in Love Link Party!” You are being featured in this weeks pine cone round up! Thanks for joining the party

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