Discover and Be at home: our sensory lentil mix!

sensory lentil mix activity idea for  young children

What you need…

  • Small pot of glitter
  • 1 bag red lentils
  • 1 bag polenta
  • 1 bag baby star pasta (dyed blue using food colouring)
  • Half bag uncooked rice
  • A few coloured pom-poms
  • A few large coloured sequins
messy play activity idea with lentils

Mix it all together and there you have it! Children love to run their fingers through this sensory mix. It’s also great for developing children’s fine motor skills.  Pop some different sized containers, small spoons and bottles into the mix or have a go at making a musical shaker!    

Tips:  Small paddling pools are ideal for sensory exploration. When your child has finished playing, store the mix in a plastic container for next time.

Discover and Be's messy play lentil mix activity idea