Like many other children mine are absolutely enchanted by the Disney film Frozen. I draw the line at watching the film more than once a day so I’ve been trying to think of activities which Little Sis might enjoy and keep her busy.
Over the last few weeks we’ve made our own version of Arendelle from boxes and cardboard tubes covered in foil. She’s also been happy using the tuff spot for some small world play with her beloved Frozen figures – Anna, Elsa, Kristoff,
Hans, (not our favourite!) Sven and Olaf.
Her little Frozen figures have been coming every where with us and I knew I wanted to incorporate them into more play so I created a Frozen sensory play tray for her.
Frozen sensory tray materials
How to make a Frozen sensory tray
I found an out of date bag of dried pasta in the cupboard which I knew would be perfect for dyeing. The pasta shapes were small stars so perfect for creating a Frozen landscape. I followed the method I’ve previously used to dye my own pasta. Because there was a greater quantity of pasta the dye only covered about half of it which left a greater variety of colours.
We poured the dyed pasta onto a clear tray, added a handful of wooden stars and the Frozen characters and let her imagination run riot.
Little Sis has been enjoying her tray, and her older brother has too. The tiny pasta shapes are really tactile so she’s been moving it around to create mountains and frozen water. The only downside is the pasta is very small so any energetic hand movements has seen pasta flying through the air.
Fortunately the weather has been wonderful and the tray makes this a great activity to be taken into the garden.
I’m on the lookout for more ideas for Frozen play at home. If you’ve tried anything with your children please let me know.