A bucket of Floof will go a long way this holiday season! With its super soft texture this novel moldable compound will appeal to children and adults alike. From a therapeutic standpoint the possibilities seem endless. It is a sensory playground with its velvety appeal, making handling easy as it is extremely pliable and mess free. Gather a tray with sides to keep it contained and let the wintery fun begin!
- Simply have your child squeeze mounds of Floof to warm up the hand muscles. Watch as it begins to become ultra pliable. The sensation promotes relaxation as it is soothing!
- Gather up all the small molds and props to engage in creative play. Have your child construct snowmen with the accessories included. Set up an entire play scene complete with miniature snowballs.
- The Floof material can also be used with household kitchen tools. Have your child form large snow balls. Take a potato masher and have them flatten it. This strengthens the arms, hands, wrists and fingers as well as creates a fun 3 dimensional design. Have your child push Floof into a cup cake tin or miniature muffin tins to create pretend “cupcakes” and then have them decorate with marbles, pegs, or candles for a fine motor work out and pretend play!
- Hide small treasures while forming snowballs and see if your child can discover them all. Simply shaping the snow balls call on a host of motor skills, bilateral (using 2 hands together), strength, fine motor and attention to task.
Join in the fun and enjoy this wonderful winter time!
Director of Fun, Co-Founder & Mother of Four
Registered Licensed Occupational Therapist (OTR/L)
Sensory Integration and Praxis Test Certified (SIPT)
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