Not Your Typical Dragon Sensory Play

In preparation for D week, Royal and I picked out some related books about dragons, dinosaurs, ducks, etc.  One book we found was Not Your Typical Dragon.  This book is adorable!!  It’s about a poor little dragon who cannot breath fire.  Instead out comes whipped cream, band-aids, marshmallows, teddy bears, and more.

Once I heard whipped cream and marshmallows I need we had to do something with them!  I thought together they would make some great sensory fun, but I wanted to represent the other things that the dragon breathed as well.

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We used gummy bears for the teddy bears, maraschino cherries for the beach balls, and red spaghetti for the streamers (for the record, I realized halfway through the activity that twizzlers would have been perfect.  Live and learn!)

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I read through the book and as I got to eat material we had, I spread it on our desk.  First was whipped cream.
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We paused to draw some letters, numbers, shapes, etc.
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Then we added the marshmallows.  I think this is when Royal realized how tasty the whipped cream was.
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Next followed the spaghetti…
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Gummy Bears…
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And cherries.  I had to add some more whipped cream a few times because it was melting, but we still had fun.
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I joined in after we got everything down (and my sweet husband walked home from work to this…and was still willing to take a picture for me!).  We spent time squishing the marshmallows, bears, and cherries.  We felt how slimy the spaghetti was.  And we just dug in and got dirty.
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We were able to use the spaghetti to make some letters too!
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We had some great dragon sensory fun and loved the book!

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