Flour Play Sensory Activity for Toddlers

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A wonderful go-to busy activity, not to mention sensory activity for toddlers, is to set out a tray for flour play!

I set out a jelly roll pan with a layer of flour spread along the bottom.

Be sure to only add as much flour as you want to clean up, because it is guaranteed to spread… (but wait, don’t get discouraged, check out these 10 tips to keep messy play clean, plus we had fun with our clean up, read on!)

I intended for this to be practice for drawing and writing with his fingers in the flour. However, Henry only made a circle and that was the extent of that. Oh well.

Flour Play Sensory Activity for Toddlers

Henry soon got his backhoe, loader, semi and went to town plowing ‘snow’ and clearing the path.

Its like an indoor sandbox!

Flour play as a sensory activity for toddlers

This provided the entertainment for the entire morning. Even through Grandma visiting.

I’m not sure which was more fun though… the plowing… or the cleanup.

Check out these 10 tips for cleaning up after you’ve made a mess with such a fun activity like this!

Sucking up the flour with the vacuum showed instant gratification. It’s always nice to see that it actually makes a difference when you’re cleaning.

A sensory activity for toddlers -- flour play!

FYI : I did set a sheet down under Henry, although flour still got everywhere – but it’s easily cleaned up.

Other fun simple no setup sensory activities for toddlers like this flour play:

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  1. Tina says

    This is one of my go-to’s. Luckily, it’s awesome for both boys (now ages 1 and 4.5 yrs). I keep the “flour” size construction machinery/toys tucked away unless the flour is out. They can play for 30-60 minutes – great for kitchen counter while I make dinner, clean or bake. And the 4 year old loves to vacume it all up at the end! Win! Win!

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