Earlier this week we made some slime dough and I made about 3 different test ideas. This Jello with Chia is one of them. So not to waste a perfectly good item, we played with it!
Of course if you want to duplicate this you can either use plain jello or add in a few tablespoons of chia when you make it to get the same texture.
Some of the kitchen items used to explore the jello include:
- blunt knife
- silicone muffin cups
- garlic press
Other items you might want to add in as well
- cookie cutters
Either lay out a plastic sheet to experiment on or use a large tub or tray. This all depends on your child and how much mess they usually make when exploring such items.
We started out with some cutting practice on the jello with the blunt knife.
Exercise those pincer muscles with some tong usage! My 5 year old is very good at this but my 2 year old needs more practice. Transfer the jello to the muffin molds!
Up close the jello doesn’t look so bad!
Have fun mashing the jello!
Another one to try is a garlic press! Our pressing didn’t work as well as it would have had there been no chia.
Last but not least, get in there with your hands! The kids after using all the kitchen items switched to poking and feeling the jello.
I love that learning and play need not be an expensive path. There are so many things to use in your house already.
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Also take a look at what my co-hosts have been up to this week and catch up in our archives of all things Fine motor skills.
- Maze Sensory Play For Pre Writing Skills from Little Bins For Little Hands
- Washi Tape Pencil Craft for Preschool-2nd Grade from School Time Snippets
- Pencils + Erasers Color Match Fine Motor Activity from Lalymom
- Fine Motor Fun with Water Beads from Still Playing School