What could be more fun at a playgroup or on a rainy day at home, than to make a construction site in your kitchen - using oatmeal! momstown has some great ways to use oatmeal to inspire your kids' creativity and exploration.
What you need:
- Oatmeal (whatever your favourite dry oats is!)
- Cookie sheet (s)
- Construction toys
Experiment with the amount of water you add - for different textures and sensory experiences.
Babies can use little cars, plastic spoons and their hands to explore oatmeal - let kids try it out dry, with a bit of water (gets sticky and makes a kind of glue), and then with more and more water... just like a real construction site!
The perfect texture to mimic loads of concrete and a dump truck!
And here's what happens when it rains on the construction site!