Sunday, 30 December 2012
Mixing Fizzy Flower Potions for afternoon tea party
For a Sensory outdoor afternoon Dimples and I had an afternoon tea party mixing lovely smelling flower cocktails. Dimples set to work mixing some beautiful smelling potions and cocktails then pretended to be the host and served them up at a cubby house tea party.
I set up the play invitation with 2 jugs of vinegar and water, a red and a blue. Both had a sprinkle of glitter and a dash of detergent so they were bubbly, looked swell and smelt nice.
There were also 2 containers with bicarb soda in them, so he could sprinkle this in and watch it fizz.
Using some wilted flowers I had left in bouquets Dimples mixed the coloured vinegar mixing red and blue to make mauve and swirling the colours together, then he tried smelling it and pretended to test taste it, he added a sprinkle of bicarb and listened to the sounds as he watched it fizz.
Using tongs, ladles, sifts and scoops Dimples explored all the materials; mixing, stirring, pouring, smelling, listening, and serving his sweet smelling cocktails.
He dissected some of the flowers and inspected the anatomy of them labelling the petals, the pollen and the stem. He asked about the bees and how they open. It was an interesting discussing.
I think he enjoyed exploring the different smells, colours, feelings and shapes of them as he pulled the petals apart and looked inside them before adding them to his mix.
After exploring the smells, the colours mixing, the sounds of the fizzing potions, and mixing his cocktails he experimented with some different mixes and 'served' them to me to taste. Then he made some for his penguin friend and decided it was time for a tea party.
Just in the nick of time, the clouds came over and it started to sprinkle so he invited me into his cubby house out of the rain to have a tea party with him and his penguin. He role played the host and served me and the penguin some "tea" and then tried to invite the big boof-head dog of ours in as well.