Playing with flour on a tray was one of the first activities I blogged about, and it has remained a family favorite! It was the perfect way to unwind after an errand-filled day. The kids made tracks with dinosaurs and other plastic animals, and explored the texture with their hands:
The secret to keeping this activity (relatively) mess-free is to use a tray with sides and to limit the amount of flour each child has. Lily two tablespoons of cornmeal.
Emma and Johnny each had roughly three tablespoons. Lily was the only one to spill any, so sweeping up was minimal. Johnny got some on his shirt sleeves, but that washes up easily.
Emma drew hearts (anyone else seeing a trend?)
How do your kids unwind at the end of a long day?