Back in the summer last year Boris was mad on The Lion King film so I thought it would be fun to do a Lion King themed week for him with lots of sensory activities and fun things to do. I didn't get round to posting about it at the time because it was a big project and I just never seemed to find the time to gather and edit all the photos.
I have finally found the motivation to share it with you, (probably because I have been really lacking in activities for the boys recently so have nothing else activity-wise to share) so here is it. 7 days of our activities to take you through the week.
So you know the scene from the Lion King where Timon and Pumbaa are showing Simba how he could eat bugs, well I went to town with this idea with the bugs. Today I used a really cool cake mould that I got from the ASDA which features several bug shapes, beetles, butterflies, bees etc. They still sell it I think. So I mixed two different colours of jelly to make the bugs two-tone, and some separately in a bowl which I mashed up to give them something to sit in.
The boys used some kitchen utensils to squash, mash and generally break up the jelly bugs.
Of course they got their fingers stuck in and enjoyed the sensory experience.
As well as giving it a taste.
A hammer always comes in handy for smashing up jelly bugs!
I bought these plastic bugs in advance and we put them in the jelly once it was all turned to mush,
Boris used a water squirter bottle to squirt the jelly with water which dissolved it. This not only added a further sensory element, and helped improve fine motor skills, but also added a scientific element, and we briefly touched on the concept of dissolving.
More fine motor skills by lifting the bugs out of the jelly with tongs.
This activity lasted for ages and both boys got really stuck it, but Boris really engaged with the activity and was very memorised by feeling the jelly in his hands and experiencing its qualities.
Join me again for another Lion King themes activity tomorrow evening. Don't forget you can subscribe by email to my posts (on the right had side) and you can like my facebook page to keep up to date with posts.