Invitation to Make & Explore Jell-O
First, if your child is old enough to make the Jell-O together do as a cooking activity. You can make up more than one batch with different flavors and colors for your child to further explore smells, tastes, and color recognition. Before the Jell-O sets you can also add toys in it for the children to "excavate" once the Jell-O takes form.
After your Jell-O sets, place the Jell-O in a Sensory Bin, baking or serving tray. Next let your child explore the Jell-O through sensory play. They can simple explore with their hands or you can add fine motor skill enhancement through letting them cut with scissors or attemp to grasp the Jell-O with tongs.
Jell-O is a fantastic sensory experience for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Many of our favorite memories are associated with one or more of our senses that’s why children learn best and retain the most when they engage their senses.