I kind of fell out of sync with the play challenge. One day where I felt a bit ick and not really up for it completely threw me off. So this challenge is yesterday's prompt fromThe Imagination Tree - to make a sensory tub for the kiddos. You might remember a couple of weeks ago the kiddos had lots of fun pretending to pour drinks so of course the natural extension of this... a baby barista sensory tub!
I used coffee beans* as the filler which are great for adding an extra sensory element to our play, some coffee cups, empty sugar packets, coffee stirrers, a little milk jug, a tiny seive and some wooden teaspoons.
There has been lots of pouring, scooping and spooning so far and lots of pretend 'ooh careful the coffee is hot' and clinking coffee cups yelling 'cheers' scenarios from Vinnie.
...'ten shots of espresso anyone?'
If you've not heard of sensory tubs before, try one it's so much fun. You should check out Anna's post for more inspiration, or our Autumn Tub we played with last month.
*p.s. I know that some people are not keen on wasting food (and this is much more than food, this is the stuff of life we're talking about) - just to say I bought this coffee a long time ago and didn't realise till I got home that of course you need a grinder... it has sat opened in a cupboard for so long it's probably no good to drink now (plus I plan to reuse it in other themed boxes)