Exploring Chia Seeds

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It’s time for playful preschool again!

This weeks theme is nuts and seeds. Remember that you can find other ideas for nuts and seeds at the bottom of this post from my blogging friends in the playful preschool group! Follow the hashtag #playfulpreschool on social media too.

For this week I once again went the simple route while our newest member of the family (3 weeks old this week!) had her nap. This activity was done with my 2 and half year old as well as my 5 year old.

I gathered a few measuring spoons as well as a jar of chia from the cupboard, then set up in a tray on the craft table.
chia seeds measuring sensory

Our first goal was to explore the measuring spoons. Let your kids scoop from the jar into smaller containers. In my case I had a few bowls as well as empty spice bottles.measuring chia

Moving the chia around is great fun for the kids. Count how many large spoons it takes to fill a bottle vs how many little spoons.measuring tray

Once the bottles are full they get to turn them upside down and watch the chia flow out of the spice holes!shaking chia in a spice bottle

I also love the chia for picture or letter drawing on a tray. Add a thin layer of chia and have fun making shapes!writing practice

Lets not forget the sensory bin! Funnels are great.sensory chise

Other things we have made with chia include slime and edible water beads!

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Exploring Chia Seeds

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