A firm favourite, this sensory activity is both sensory to set up by exploring the different plants, and after with the slowly melting ice cubes.
If you’d like to make the session longer, why not go on a Sensory Walk beforehand? Have a look at our Sense Active Sensory Walk resource pack to find out more.
This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.
Who is this for?
This is a sensory activity for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities and can be enjoyed by anyone.
Why does this make a difference?
This is a creative activity that helps people explore and expand their creative choices while supporting independence in the activity. It promotes an engagement with nature and can be very relaxing.
How to do this activity
What you’ll need
- Flowers and leaves (from a garden, walk or cut flowers)
- Ice cube tray or other recycled pots
- A deep tray or bowl for sensory exploration
- Use essential oils for extra scent
- Use food colouring to colour the ice cubes
- Use different sized moulds