|the oats and semolina had been mixed together over the week - when the water was added, bit by bit first it went into a dough like consistency and then into a gooey consistency.|
|the children did not seem at all keen to touch the goo - there were those that called it "äckelpäckel" (yucky) - so the spoons and other utensils were used to play with it.|
|food colouring was added - green in one and red in the other.|
It does have a strange elasticity about it, some children liked the smell, others did not - but I guess that depends on how much you like porridge - I guess if you wanted to enhance the sensory experience spices could be added - cinnamon perhaps - or maybe a liquid extract together with the water.
You could also experiment with the temperature of the water - warm and cold - if you have two small sensory tables like we do - then one could have warm goo and the other cold goo, giving the children the chance to feel and make a preference... and it might also effect the consistency (maybe getting scientific if you measure the exact same amount of liquid in both - and devise tests to check the consistency...)
Now the sensory tables are empty...
next week we are continuing with Three Little Pigs - so my head is spinning as to how to create a sensory table around this theme!!