View Full Version : Food glorious food play activities

05-11-2011, 04:08 PM
Was inspired recently at Sure Start messy play session this week.
It featured:

a massive platter of green spaghetti and tongs and plates around a table,

boats sailing on a sea of multioloured pasts shapes in a sand tray

chocolate smelling and looking playdough

different coloured fish ice shapes and blocks in a huge tray to push around and watch melt

5 different massive jellies to spoon out and play with (eat!)

cornflour and water in a huge tray with spoons and cups etc.

a 'volcano' of porridge oats on a big floor tray with dinosaurs buried in it and red glitter 'lava' sprinked around

Love it!

05-11-2011, 04:32 PM
Thanks for sharing! I love messy play (sometimes more than the kids do!) I got some fish ice cube trays from Ikea. Almost looking forward to Monday now to use some of your ideas! x

05-11-2011, 04:53 PM
aw thanks!!

One of the sure start staff said they saw someone do vibrant coloured pasta once and wanted to know how to...anyone know?

05-11-2011, 08:29 PM

06-11-2011, 10:33 AM
This is bril ` uf!! Thanks so much

06-11-2011, 03:35 PM
OOh am loving the dinosaur play idea - wasit just porridge oats in a tray with diosaurs and glitter? how did they make the volcano?

06-11-2011, 03:41 PM
I'm going to make some rainbow rice right now!!

06-11-2011, 04:30 PM
Yeah j wanna try that too. Tesco on line doesn't seem to sell food colouring tho.
The oats were just heaped up in a big pile butterfly