We spent an entire morning pretending to be Wizards in an outdoor Potion Shop I set up for the boys!
We've done many similar setups before, but it NEVER gets old and I think the older L becomes, the more imaginative play he puts into it, rather than just mixing stuff together (although that is entirely fun too!)
We set this up after reading
The Wizard by Jack Prelutsky, which we read for this month's "wizard theme" in the new
Poppin's Book Nook Virtual Book Club. Click the photo below to see our review of the book and learn more about The Poppin's Book Nook!
I put some water and green food coloring into a spouted jug so the boys could refill their potions as they wanted, plus they both think it's fun to pour the water from the spout. I set many bowls, cups, and utensils on a small table along with some paint chip cards that we pretending to use as "potion recipes."
I raided our halloween stash and found some eyeballs, bats, and spiders. L liked these the most!
I put some of our scented and colored epsom salts into a muffin tin to dissolve into their potions.
To see how to make colored and scented epsom salts for sensory play, click HERE.
Waterbeads...or "frog eggs"
creepy crawly critters
and the potion making began!
We made potions that would...
-turn grandma into a baby
-turn a normal tree into a "candy" tree
-turn uncle Mike into a frog
-turn ME into a giant bunny
and many more
Bubble Bubble, toil and trouble!
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