Ocean small world play

Starting our morning with an Ocean inspired small world invitation to play.

To make your own you will need:

  • Bowl
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Play dough
  • Little fish and ocean creatures

How to play

I set out a bowl of water as an ocean, and we added salt as Hamish has now learnt the difference between salt water and fresh water and that certain animals need salt water to live in.

I gave him some ocean creatures, whales, dolphins, fish, octopus and seals and some divers.

We built a rocky area for the seals with his mishmash dough ( there’s always that tub of dough that got mixed)
Again he has learnt that some animals can only live in water but some need to come onto land as well. And then I stepped back to let him explore, imagine and play.

It’s important for me to not interfere too much with his play but to let him play freely.

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