At Engineer’s 6th birthday party, we played a variety of Skylanders-themed games. A few days ago, I shared our Frozen Jewels activity that had the kiddos rescuing sapphires from frozen prisons. Today, I’d like to share a Skylanders sensory play activity from the party. I’m calling it “Skylanders in the Mist” because apparently I have a flair for the dramatic! 🙂
I placed a box of baking soda in the water table before Engineer’s party began. One of his friends arrived early, so he helped us set up this activity. The boys took a couple of Jell-O packets (strawberry and blue raspberry) and mixed them in with the baking soda. Once that was done, I set a few Skylanders inside the water table. For the record, these were some cheap plastic Skylanders — not the kind you use to play the video games with.
After pizza and cake, it started raining, so we ended up playing all of the “games” inside. While the kiddos were into the Frozen Jewels activity, I put some more towels on the living room floor and placed the water table on top of them. I then filled up a few condiment bottles with vinegar and set them by the water table.
I didn’t even have to introduce this activity! The kids saw the filled condiment bottles by the water table and just started squirting away. It was hysterical to see the looks on the kids’ faces as the “mist” started to appear around the Skylanders! Engineer, of course, knew what was going to happen because we’ve done dozens of activities like this. Some of the other kids were really surprised though. One of the girls even referred to the vinegar as “magic water”, which totally cracked me up!
Even after all of the vinegar in the house was gone, most of the kids stayed engaged in this activity. They covered the Skylanders (and their hands) in the baking soda goop and giggled at the feel of it. They made up goofy stories and acted them out with the Skylanders, too. Highly entertaining for me, and tons of fun for the kids!
If you’ve read my “Multi-Sensory Experiment with Jell-O and Vinegar”, you know this is just a different twist on that. It was fun using that experiment as the basis for this Skylanders “game”! It took a sensory experiment and brought in some small world play, which the kids loved.