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Frozen sensory play

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 play - the gingerbread house

Frozen sensory tray materials
tray
Frozen figures
wooden stars
dyed pasta

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I found an out of date bag of dried pasta in the cupboard which I knew would be perfect for dyeing.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.

Frozen sensory play tray

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.

Frozen sensory play

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.

18 Comments

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    Mummy of Two
    July 2, 2014 at 10:30 am

    What a great idea – I love those little pasta stars. It sounds like a lot of fun.

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    Helen @ Witty Hoots
    July 2, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Brilliant – just brilliant…. So wanting to do this at the weekend and I think my daughter might like it too!!

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    Angela Spicer
    July 2, 2014 at 10:51 am

    This is a great idea. I don’t have to watch the film, but the soundtrack is on every day in our house.

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    you baby me mummy
    July 2, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Great idea, I need to dye some pasta! I haven’t seen frozen yet, Bubba too small really x

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    Fritha Strickland
    July 2, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Wilf loves Frozen (who doesn’t!) so he’s love this! Thanks for the idea x

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    Adele @ Circus Queen
    July 2, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Ah this is so lovely! We haven’t been bitten by the Frozen bug. I haven’t let my 3yo see it because she is very sensitive to any hint of peril on screen. This post has given me good ideas for sensory play though.

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    Polly
    July 3, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    great idea! We’re all frozen crazy in this house

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    Zena's Suitcase
    July 3, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    My little one would love this, and I love the dyeing your pasta post too!

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    Pinkoddy
    July 4, 2014 at 6:04 am

    How fantastic is that! Herecomethegirls has absolutely loads of Frozen ideas if you are on the lookout for more.

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    Globalmouse
    July 4, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Mine are Frozen crazy so this would go down very well in this house! Thank you for sharing!!

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    Loving life with little ones
    July 4, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Thats a good idea, the soundtrack is on permenently in our house, we’ll have to get ourselves some figures!!

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    VaiChin @Rambling Through Parenthood
    July 4, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    That coloured pasta looks great fun. But looks like I am the only one in the universe not yet touched by the magic of Frozen. So no clue who the wooden figurines are.

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    Kirsty
    July 7, 2014 at 10:14 am

    There are so many devoted Frozen fans out there and this looks like a great way to get them involved in some imaginary and sensory play. The little pasta stars are a great idea.

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    Joanna
    July 7, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    such a lovely and fun idea

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    Karen Bell
    July 7, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Great idea, it looks like a fun sensory play activity. I must confess I haven’t seen Frozen, but everyone says how wonderful it is, we really must watch it.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsbeKids

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    Lori
    July 9, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Can you believe that I STILL haven’t seen it! But this does look really cool and I love how the pasta shapes looks like snowflakes. x

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      jenny
      July 10, 2014 at 10:55 am

      I was holding off watching it as I knew my children would be hooked. At least now we have an alternative to Cars or Planes 🙂

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