Yogurt on the Mirror

 

Wanna read about another messy baby play activity? N likes all kinds of activities but for some reason, I really get a kick out of the messier ones 😉 Baby Play with Goop is still one of my absolute favorites! {And if you’re more into less messy activities, I have a few awesome suggestions at the bottom!}

Do you remember E’s Shaving Cream on the Window activity? I wanted to do something similar with N, but he’s definitely still too little for shaving cream, and he can’t reach our windows properly yet. {We don’t have the awesome glass door anymore that we used for E.}

I’m so glad that there are usually tweaks and options for making activities work for babies and/or in different environments. In this case, I went with Yogurt on the Mirror – absolutely taste safe, doable anywhere on the floor {preferably outdoors, but indoors on a shower liner or tarp would work, too!}, and a great sensory experience.

 

Simple Sensory Play for Babies: Yogurt on the Mirror!

(N was 11 months old.)

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Materials for Yogurt on the Mirror

  • Yogurt.
  • Tablespoon.
  • Mirror.
  • Paintbrushes (optional).
  • Silicone spatula (optional).

 

I used a full-length mirror that we had on hand, but a smaller mirror would work well, too. Ours isn’t shatter-proof, but there was no point during this activity where I was worried about safety issues concerning the mirror.

I put little mounds of yogurt on the mirror and added two foam paintbrushes and a silicone spatula to see what N would do with them.

He went straight for the yogurt

 

Simple Sensory Play for Babies: Yogurt on the Mirror!

 

and tasted it, of course.

 

Simple Sensory Play for Babies: Yogurt on the Mirror!

 

He soon added one of the foam paintbrushes to his sensory exploration

 

Simple Sensory Play for Babies: Yogurt on the Mirror!

 

and proceeded to chew on it. A lot.

 

Simple Sensory Play for Babies: Yogurt on the Mirror!

 

I showed him how to use it to make marks in the yogurt, but he wasn’t interested.

 

Simple Sensory Play for Babies: Yogurt on the Mirror!

 

He just wanted to chew on the foam – and I ended up taking the paintbrushes away because I wasn’t comfortable that they could withstand the intense chewing.

When he switched to the silicone spatula, I didn’t have a problem with it.

 

Simple Sensory Play for Babies: Yogurt on the Mirror!

 

When he’d had enough of chewing and tasting, he used his hands to spread the yogurt on the mirror.

 

Simple Sensory Play for Babies: Yogurt on the Mirror!

 

I drew a heart for him, and he smoothed the yogurt out again.

 

Simple Sensory Play for Babies: Yogurt on the Mirror!

 

After a while, he crawled right over the mirror

 

Simple Sensory Play for Babies: Yogurt on the Mirror!

 

to get a plastic animal that way laying around in the area. He integrated it into the sensory experience

 

Simple Sensory Play for Babies: Yogurt on the Mirror!

 

including the taste test 😉

 

Simple Sensory Play for Babies: Yogurt on the Mirror!

 

Definitely a very successful messy sensory activity!

 

Simple Sensory Play for Babies: Yogurt on the Mirror!

 

When N was done, I washed the yogurt away with the hose and put N into the bathtub. If I was to do this again, I wouldn’t choose whole milk Greek yogurt, though – it was a bit harder to wash away than I’d expected.

 

Does your baby enjoy messy sensory activities? What’s his or her favorite? Leave a comment below!

 

Looking for less messy baby play activities?

Baby Play with Rice and Cookie Cutters

Color Mixing for Babies

Pine Cone Drop for Babies

 

 

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