Monday, May 16, 2011

Flour Girl

My little girl loves to help me in the kitchen. Every time she sees me cooking or baking, she asks to help. And, I usually let her. A few nights ago, as I was cooking dinner, T grabbed a bowl and the salt and pepper shakers and began experimenting. She then asked for the flour, which I also had out for dinner. Then, asked for some water. She made her own little concoction and it kept her quite busy and entertained while I finished cooking.

It was a little messy, but was completely worth the joy that it gave T. She felt proud of her final product and even tasted it.

A few days later, I saw a post that used flour in their sensory box. (I look at so many blogs, it's hard to remember where I saw this idea from.) So, I turned T's rice box into a flour box.

T was captivated!

She asked for a mixing spoon. Silly mom forgot it.




A little chef in the making...


  1. great idea for a sensory box! My daughter will play with a pile of flour on the kitchen counter for an hour. She takes a cup to the bathroom to get water to mix with it.

  2. I love how you took something she was interested in and built on it :) I don't know what it is with flour but our kids at preschool love it too. Recently I popped flour in shakers out on the playdough table with a bunch of old playdough and they had a ball mixing it all up together.

  3. I think that I will let her mix some water in with the flour after a few more times of playing with it dry. I also like the flour shaker idea. Might try that one in the box as well or with some old playdough. Thanks for the great ideas ladies!

  4. Oooo flour! Henry loves it too! He loved cleaning it up with the vacuum the most - ha ha!