- Playful Activities
Monday, October 24, 2011
The Great Pumpkin Fight of the Sensory
A harmless pumpkin guts sensory bin. It contains the insides of four large pumpkins. I also provided a potato masher, ice cream scoop, spatula, and measuring cups. I'd like to say that it looked inviting, but take a look at this picture..
Yes, he was a little apprehensive. This was after my messy fun pep talk. This was after I reminded him of all the times he's been nervous before, only to love the mess once he got started. I even started quoting Dr. Seuss's "Green Eggs And Ham" to convince him he should try it.
So he started mashing and scooping, still not ready to get the slimy goo on his hands. Then out of nowhere, my still clean little boy said that he was ready to get in the bin. Yay!
He was having a great time squishing it between his toes, when he promptly fell because it's slimy and slippery!! This was hilarious to us both and proved to be funny even the second and sixth time.
Eventually, after sitting in the pumpkin guts and scooping and squashing some more, he was ready to get out. He was running around the yard and I put my husband up to this...
I'm sorry, but there's no pictures after this point. I wish there were because they would surely be hilarious. But I quickly realized that no one would be safe and I thought it would be best to put up the camera. I was right.
It took a few tries to actually land a hit on R, but when he did R figured he'd take revenge. And he didn't want revenge on the person throwing the pumpkin globs. He wanted revenge on the person that suggested it. Gulp.
A lot of craziness ensued. Pumpkin was hurled at anyone and everyone. People were chased, and when they were caught their pockets were filled with slime. They saved the best for me though. The instigator. That sensory bin filled with pounds and pounds of pumpkin was still mostly full when it was hoisted and dumped over my head. And, I can tell you that it was an experience I will never forget.
We all survived, but our sides were split from the laughter. It was hands down, the most fun I've had in the longest time. This will surely be a tradition that we look forward to each year.