Have you ever felt the forest floor after a heavy rain? 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.
Rebecca of CraftCreateCalm is bringing her talent of creating calming activities to our Fall Sensory Series today!
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Forest Floor Fall Sensory Activity
- 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!