Kryptonite Sensory Play
I do find that if my son has plenty of opportunities to fulfil his sensory needs throughout the day, it places him in a better mood and helps him sleep at night. The best way to get and keep his attention is to utilise his interests. Currently he is loving Superheroes and Villains, and we recently made a Batcave and dressed up.
Inspiration for Kryptonite Play
I got the idea for Kryptonite Sensory Play from an idea we used at Halloween with frozen spiders. Knowing that my son would love just a frozen lump of green coloured water labelled as Kryptonite. Plus I like how quickly water freezes too, if he mentions that he’d like to do Kryptonite Sensory play in the morning I can have a block made up for when he gets home from school.
The sun has begun to shine more lately, and I knew that the Kryptonite Sensory Play would be ideal outside (if not I would have done it in a nice warm bath). Coupled with one of his favourite superheroes (Superman) and villain (Doctor Octopus) he set to work on destroying the Kryptonite.
How he liked to Explore it
First he bashed it with his characters and noticed that it went all slushy. He loved the Sensory feel when touching it on the bottom of Doctor Octopus’ feet. I liked how not only did he get his sensory needs met, but it really helped his speech and language, as he tried to explain to me what was happening to the Kryptonite.
After he bashed it with his characters, and had a feel of the coldness (he loves cold), he then decided to use his feet.
Then he stamped and he stamped and he stamped. Until the Kryptonite was no more. This was great for his proprioception, as well as learning a bit about the science behind the ice breaking up. I am hoping that as we play this game more and more it will develop. Maybe using the characters more to tell a story.
11 thoughts on “Kryptonite Sensory Play with Superman and Doctor Octopus”
Great idea for ice play, we like making ice fishes and making them swim in the melted water. #letkidsbekids
Fantastic idea! It’s amazing how something so simple can provide children with so much fun and learning.
Thank you for sharing #LetKidsBeKids
This is brilliant, just the sort of thing my 4yo would love! Although I think I may have had enough of ice/snow play just at the moment 🙂
This is learning at its best, I love the way he makes his own way to his favourite superheroes enjoying the challenging and unaware of the learning along the way. A great outdoor activity. Thank you for joining me on Country Kids.
Really original idea – excellent!
Such a straight forward idea but so brilliant! I can see that working here for us too 🙂
fantastic idea – so much play from some ice! Very creative
Great idea. I use veggies, frozen in a block of ice to give to our pigs on hot summer days – they love it 🙂
Lucas says – I am loving this soooooo much. Excellent job little dude – good to have you as a member of the GL Gang *high5* I LOVE Superheroes. My favourite at the moment is Hulk!
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