Ever since I first ran across the idea of "soups" on Teach Preschool's amazing blog, we've been hooked! We've shared our Googly Eye Soup and our Valentine's Day Soup here on the blog, and now we have added a new favorite to the repertoire - Polka Dot Soup.
I love the bright little pops of color!
And grabbing them is great fine motor practice!
The polka dots spin and whirl if you rapidly stir them.
And they're even great for practicing color theory. :)
Plus it takes about 2 minutes to make. Total. Win.
To make polka dot soup, you'll need:
Miscellaneous kitchen supplies
We love playing with bingo chips - they are a fun sensory experience by themselves (one of X's favorite things to scoop and dump), they are great for practicing counting and/or sorting, and they are fun for making art - either on regular paper or on contact paper.
Please note that they do pose a choking risk - so they are not for children who are still mouthing. If your child is too young, or if you don't want to buy bingo chips, circles cut out of foam sheets make a great substitute (just be sure to cut circles that are big enough to not pose a choking risk!).
If you liked this, be sure to check out our Polka Dot Slime!
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All activities here are activities I feel are safe for my own children. As your child's parents/guardians, you will need to decide what you feel is safe for your family. I always encourage contacting your child's pediatrician for guidance if you are not sure about the safety/age appropriateness of an activity. All activities on this blog are intended to be performed with adult supervision. Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when activities call for the use of materials that could potentially be harmful, such as scissors, or items that could present a choking risk (small items), or a drowning risk (water activities), and with introducing a new food/ingredient to a child (allergies). Observe caution and safety at all times. The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any of these activities on this blog.