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Explorers - Explore- Chinese New Year Sensory Play and Cooking ideas


Have a go at some of these Chinese New Year Sensory Play ideas at home!

Dyed rice and cooked spaghetti make great starters for sensory trays! It is easy to dye rice or pasta with food colouring and water- see how to do it by following this link: https://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/rainbow-pasta/d7cb2f45-dea6-43e7-893f-6708e2dc10ec 

Have a go at this red and yellow cooked spaghetti sensory tray at home! If you happen to have chopsticks it would be great to add them- it is a great tray for role play and imaginative play! Follow the link for more information: 


Have a go at this sensory tray with a base of rice dyed red using food colouring! 


Have a go at this sensory tray with black beans, red and gold beads and pompoms and Chinese items.

Follow the link for more information: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/476044623119360714/ 

Have a go at cooking some of these Chinese New Year inspired recipes at home! 

Follow this link for a black bean noodle stir fry recipe: https://www.kidspot.com.au/kitchen/recipes/black-bean-noodle-stir-fry/16uwwdn2?r=collection/chinesenewyearrecipes&c=mgie7u43/Chinese%20new%20year%20recipes 

Or have a go at this rockin' fried rice recipe: https://www.kidspot.com.au/kitchen/recipes/rockin-fried-rice-recipe/s51y4xpl?r=collection/chinesenewyearrecipes&c=mgie7u43/Chinese%20new%20year%20recipes 


Have a look at this Chinese New Year Recipe book- can you make any of the recipes at home?