Fun & Easy Sensory Activity with Flour


This morning “B” was extra rambunctious so I knew it was time to find him a new and different activity. I hopped on to Pinterest real quick and found this!

50 activities just for your toddler
Since my husband has a gluten allergy I had a little bit of wheat flour that hadn’t been used in months. “B” followed me to the kitchen where I grabbed a cookie sheet and the container of flour and I told him to go sit at the table. I poured the flour out and his eyes got wide.

baby playing in flour

Was he allowed to play in this?!

messy flour play

Yes! He played for almost a half hour with very little (for a toddler!) mess and I could see the wheels turning in his head. The flour was so soft and powdery! I gave him a couple of old cookie cutters to use as tools.

baby with flour on face

What sorts of activities do you break out in a moments notice to keep your toddler busy?


15 thoughts on “Fun & Easy Sensory Activity with Flour

  • December 2, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    I love this. My little guys love to help me make sugar cookies because they get to play with flour... I forget the JUST flour can be so much fun for them. Thanks :) Reply
  • October 21, 2012 at 6:45 pm
    That expression is priceless! I can't wait to try this with my LO. Reply
  • October 21, 2012 at 1:32 am
    great idea :) I've used bubbles and can always make them with dish soap. Reply
  • October 19, 2012 at 5:00 am
    great idea! i'll have to try this with my little man! Reply
  • October 14, 2012 at 10:31 pm
    I don't usually do flour because it makes such a mess, but I have done pudding several times. We also like whipped cream here. Reply
  • October 14, 2012 at 6:03 am
    My grandson would be in heaven playing in this flour! Fun! Reply
  • October 6, 2012 at 10:44 pm
    This is a really great idea!!! Thank You! lol and your son is too cute! Reply
  • October 5, 2012 at 9:46 pm
    My son loves to play with flour! He pretends to bake, and he pretends to build things with it! Reply
  • September 27, 2012 at 8:17 pm
    I've been there! Last time I broke out macaroni, popsicle sticks and glue - that normally sparks one of their imaginations! We also like to add a little milk to that flower and make paper mache! Reply
  • September 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm
    I have used pudding as finger paint to keep them busy. It can be so hard to keep toddlers interested in anything for more than a few minutes, but the pudding works - and I don't mid them licking their fingers. Reply
    • September 24, 2012 at 11:08 am
      Pudding! Sounds fun and delicious! What surface do they paint on? How is clean up? Reply
      • September 24, 2012 at 11:26 am
        I let them "paint" on poster board while sitting at the kitchen table. I let them play in old clothes, just in case they happen to touch themselves - or, as is usually the case, each other. I throw the poster board away and have them wash their hands as soon as they are finished, so clean up is a snap. Reply
  • September 22, 2012 at 7:56 am
    looks like fun! so cute Reply
  • September 20, 2012 at 8:51 am
    You certainly are brave! You should have gave him a couple of eggs and some butter so he could have made you some cookies! My kids are a bit older and luckily they enjoy reading, a lot less messy I'll tell you that. Often when it's raining we will break out the Wii or a board game. Reply

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