Let’s make a super quick space small world play using a few sensory rich play materials in a small tray. Perfect for a rainy afternoon at home with a preschooler, a space themed topic in the classroom or after school invitation to play!
If you follow me over on Instagram you’ll know that I regularly post really simple invitation to play ideas for my children, often for after school wind down time. They are currently aged 4-10 and these ideas seem to appeal equally to all of them. which means they get some screen free fun and calming, old fashioned play after a busy day.
This space small world play tray was one of those ideas and I will share more of our easiest ever ideas here on the blog as I get a chance.
How to set up a space small world play:
rice dyed black (follow my one-step tutorial here for how to make this!)
mini mirror disco ball (we happened to have this and it was a fun addition, but not essential!)
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Watch the simple set up video here:
Switch on the disco ball and PLAY, play, PLAY!
This is a fabulous kick-starter for imaginative play, story telling and using alongside space themed books!
Pop the lid on the tub and bring out again for another day’s play or in case of a cranky emergency!
If you loved this space small world play idea then please do share it with others and find me on Instagram for many more like it.
You might like my SPACE SLIME here too!
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