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Small World: Ocean Sensory Play

I love small world play and sensory trays, I think because it allows me to be bit creative too! :-) 

First I made this aquatic coloured playdough. (for a basic recipe see here). I added blue food colouring to green playdough to get the lovely swirly effect. 

Then I added some of the turquoise 'bath crystals', green glitter and blue sequins to get a sparkly effect that the sea gets in the sun. For the beach I simply added sand, shells and pebbles, and a couple of palm trees (from a puffy sticker set we had). I also threw in a couple of small plants as sea weed. And to finish a dolphin and a shark. 

Jake also went and found his whale to play too
Jakes actual words when I got this out were:
"Wow! Mummy, that's amazing!"
If you like this, try it! Small world play and sensory trays are so much fun to set up and play with. They aid imaginative play, creativity, language, and lots more, you can find out more about the benefits of sensory play here and see more of our small world play here. :-) 

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