This taste-safe sensory activity is great for toddlers and young preschoolers who might be interested in putting items in their mouths. All that’s needed for set-up are the following items: corn flour (or cornstarch), cocoa powder, a large plastic container, water, and plastic dinosaurs. Mix the cornstarch, cocoa powder, and water together in the container until it’s a thick, gooey consistency (depending on the age of the children in your care, you might invite little ones to help with the mixing). Put the gooey mixture into a bin, add the dinosaurs, and encourage the children to explore!
This project can get messy, so consider setting it up outside to avoid having too much clean-up in your classroom!