Last spring, I created an area near the kids’ playground for the boys to play with their construction vehicles. I poured small rocks, handfuls of gravel, sand, and dirt in a 3′ by 3′ section, along with a few toy dinosaurs and plastic small trees. I quickly discovered that it was their new favorite play area until winter arrived and quelled our outdoor playtime. With this in mind, I should have not been surprised when the boys disappeared during snack time with their Goldfish crackers. I found them in their play room with their indoor construction vehicles, scooping Goldfish crackers with their excavator. My outdoor loving boys were missing their outside area and had decided to improvise.
It’s winter, and we are all going a little stir crazy inside, so I let them play with their food for a bit (and taught them to clean up afterwards). Who knew a Goldfish cracker could drive a bulldozer?!?!
Goldfish crackers help families create smile-worthy moments whether we are indoors or outdoors. They are always baked with real cheddar cheese and have no artificial flavors or preservatives. The colored Goldfish crackers have colors that are sourced from plants. Goldfish crackers help families create Goldfish Tales that are memories to last a lifetime!
If you have kiddos who appreciate playing with their food a bit, indoor sensory bins are often neat ways for kids to play while stuck indoors during the winter. When my son was going to occupational therapy, the therapist had a sensory bin that he loved.
Here are a few food ideas for sensory bins if you are creating one. Always remember to supervise children playing with anything small due to choking hazards and that these ideas should not be used with any child under the age of 4.
– Dried pinto beans
– Circle cereal
– Pasta wheel shapes
– Dried chic peas
A plastic bin works great as a sensory bin, and I have also seen some parents who bring in an outdoor water table for indoor sensory bin play during the winter months. Any sand toys such as shovels, buckets, and pails can be used for play items for an indoor sensory bin.