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If you’ve got a young child or are a caregiver for one, there’s no doubt that you’ve probably heard about sensory play. Plus, if they’re anything like mine, they’re absolutely crazy for unicorns right now, too. Why not mix the two together with this fun Unicorn Sensory Play For Toddlers! Pass the Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels, we’re getting messy in here!
Sensory Play for Toddlers is Messy
Before we start digging into full on sensory play, we’re going to need a few essential supplies, including spray whipped topping. Any food coloring will work, but this neon variety really adds to the “unicorn” feel. If you know your child won’t want to get his/her hands dirty at first, you can always ease into things with a super fun glow stick wand. What kid doesn’t love glow sticks, right?
Perhaps most importantly, you’re going to want some Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels to clean up any size mess! The quarter sheet is the perfect size for cleaning my daughter’s small hands without making any extra waste. With three kids, I have a feeling we’ll be using this quarter sheet all the time!
Of course, when I accidentally made a bit of a larger mess, the half sheet was perfect for that, too!
Importance of Sensory Play
So, what exactly is sensory play? It’s pretty much any activity that stimulates any of the child’s five senses: touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. Take this Unicorn Sensory Play, for example: during this activity, children can smell the whipped cream, touch the unusual texture, observe how the colors mix, and even taste it, if they want. There’s so much going on in their little brains!
Of course, just because you provide the opportunity to engage in sensory play doesn’t mean your child is going to like it! Depending on their personality and level of sensory experience, some kids may come upon an entire bucket of whipped cream and can’t wait to get their hands in it. Others, not so much.
Since none of my kids have loved slimy textures as babies, I made sure to have some utensils (spoon, wand, tube) available so my daughter could slowly ease into getting her hands dirty. Remember, even if they decide not to touch the whipped cream, they’re still receiving input from their other senses!
Time to Clean Up
All good things must come to an end eventually, and that goes for Unicorn Sensory Play for Toddlers as well! Again, Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels made this process so much easier. I had the strength of Brawny®, but with the added flexibility to just use what I needed. The full sheet was absolutely essential for cleaning up the whipped cream splatter around the bin. Again, the quarter sheet was the perfect manageable size for my daughter to clean herself up!
I hope you enjoy this Unicorn Sensory Play with your toddlers! You’re going to be amazed at just how interested they are in this sensory experience. I have to admit, watching the colors twirl and mix into each other was really fun even for an adult. Try not to worry about the mess, we’ve got Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels on our side!