You know all those roses you’re going to get for Valentines Day? I  bet you are already wondering what you’re going to do with them all. I know I am. (Har-de-har) Fear not, as I have a fabulous rose petal sensory play idea for you! I actually came up with it last summer and thought then, “Oh, I should save this for valentines!” The first and only time that has happened!

Rose Petal Sensory Play - Fun Valentines Day activity idea for toddlers and children! Click here for some wonderful photos and how to do this sweet idea: http://www.mumsdays.com/rose-petal-sensory-play/

Anyway, I love roses and you can get them really cheaply in most supermarkets, so I think they are a lovely way to brighten up a dark corner. Ordinarily I would leave the flowers until they had dried up, but on this day, they were just on the turn and felt so soft, like babie’s cheeks (face or bottom), I decided we had to play with them.

Rose Petal Sensory Play - Fun Valentines Day activity idea for toddlers and children! Click here for some wonderful photos and how to do this sweet idea: http://www.mumsdays.com/rose-petal-sensory-play/

Rose Petal Sensory Play

1. Pick all the petals off

Rose Petal Sensory Play - Fun Valentines Day activity idea for toddlers and children! Click here for some wonderful photos and how to do this sweet idea: http://www.mumsdays.com/rose-petal-sensory-play/

2. Find some animals to ‘hide’ in amongst the petals

Rose Petal Sensory Play - Fun Valentines Day activity idea for toddlers and children! Click here for some wonderful photos and how to do this sweet idea: http://www.mumsdays.com/rose-petal-sensory-play/

3. Get the heavy machinery involved

Rose Petal Sensory Play - Fun Valentines Day activity idea for toddlers and children! Click here for some wonderful photos and how to do this sweet idea: http://www.mumsdays.com/rose-petal-sensory-play/

4. Played a bit more

Rose Petal Sensory Play - Fun Valentines Day activity idea for toddlers and children! Click here for some wonderful photos and how to do this sweet idea: http://www.mumsdays.com/rose-petal-sensory-play/

Doesn’t it make for such a stunning sensory tub though? We’ve done things with beans and rice crispies before but it doesn’t quite have the same colourful appeal!

Rose Petal Sensory Play - Fun Valentines Day activity idea for toddlers and children! Click here for some wonderful photos and how to do this sweet idea: http://www.mumsdays.com/rose-petal-sensory-play/

And the rose, minus rose petal, make a really interesting thing to inspect afterwards too. Beautiful!

Rose Petal Sensory Play - Fun Valentines Day activity idea for toddlers and children! Click here for some wonderful photos and how to do this sweet idea: http://www.mumsdays.com/rose-petal-sensory-play/

What sensory stuff does your little one like to play with? Have you ever tried doing a rose petal sensory box?

I’d love to hear what things you use, we’re always after new ideas (in the hope it will help Reuben with his fussy eating!).

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