This Forest Floor fall sensory activity lets little hands feel the slippery surface of leaves, sticks and pinecones after a heavy rain washes dirt and other debris to create a slimy forest environment under the tree-tops.
Have you ever felt the forest floor after a heavy rain? Well wonder no more!
Rebecca of CraftCreateCalm is bringing her talent of creating calming activities to our Fall Sensory Series today! This post contains affiliate links.
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Forest Floor Fall Sensory Activity
Fall Sensory Activity Supplies:
- Soap flakes
- Hot water
- Natural or imitation pinecones, leaves and acorns
- Substrate Soil (optional for a muddier environment)
- Plastic tray
Making your slime:
Mix about a cup of soap flakes with 3 ½ cups hot water until the flakes dissolve.
Let sit for an hour and whisk to create a slimy texture.
This isn’t a thick slime, but more of a slimy water substance.
Creating your slimy forest floor:
Place the acorns, leaves and pinecones into the tray.
My kids gathered a few small sticks from our backyard to add too.
Pour the slime mixture over the contents of the tray and let the kids play!
I added the soil substrate to the mixture after they had played for a while, and they loved the muddy environment.
Add a few scoops and cups to let them fill with slippery acorns.
It’s messy, so place a towel or something down. But luckily, it’s soap water!
About Rebecca: Rebecca is a mom to four, blogging about creating a calm place within our busy lives through crafts, organization, aromatherapy and teaching at home.
Follow her on her journey towards calm, and hopefully you’ll be inspired to add a little creative calm to your life at CraftCreateCalm.com!