Apple Pie Sensory Play
Dry sensory base (uncooked pasta, rice, chickpeas)
Apple pie spice
Ziploc bag or container with a lid
Pour your dry sensory base into a ziploc bag or bowl with a lid. Here we used tiny pasta! For every 1 cup of dry sensory base, add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and 1 tablespoon of apple pie spice.
Shake well to assure it is all evenly coated. Spread out on a cookie sheet to dry, this typically takes under an hour. Stir halfway through to help it all dry evenly.
Transfer your sensory base (which now smells amazinggggg) into a sensory tray or shallow bowl. Add your favorite fall trinkets, letters, numbers or just simply spoons & bowls and scoop away!
Store in an airtight container when not in use for up to 6 months.
The benefits of sensory play are truly endless. While they scoop & pour & squish, they are strengthening fine motor skills, increasing language & vocabulary & being provided with opportunities to learn & grow & create. This apple pie sensory base allows for an added benefit of smell & it is calming & warm & sure to elicit so much creativity!