This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® Hand Wipes. The opinions and text are all mine.
We have been slightly overcome by the watermelon bug lately. We want watermelon almost every single day as soon as it comes in season. In our home the word “watermelon” is actually synonymous with summer. As many of you know, we love to fit in sensory experiences anywhere we can, and sometimes those can be quite messy. Our latest simple frozen watermelon slushies are the perfect summer treat on a hot, sizzling day.
You might be wondering how frozen watermelon slushies are considered a sensory experience. Well, aside from the deliciousness of tasting them, we also involved many of our senses in the making of them. I can’t wait to tell you about what we did, so you can do make these with your family. They will love them!
Frozen Watermelon Slushie Pouches | A Simple Sensory Treat
What You Need:
Small Plastic Bags
After you have cut your watermelon into chunks (and eaten a little, of course) you are ready to make your watermelon pouches that you will need soon.
We drew tiny watermelon seeds on each of our pouches but this is completely optional. My toddler absolutely loved it.
Next, fill your bag with as many watermelon chunks as your heart desires (or your toddler squeezes in).
Next, comes the fun sensory part of the recipe!
Now, squish. Yep, you heard that right. Get in your proprioceptive and tactile input and squish and squish some more. This is perfect for little hands. I will warn you, this is when it can get quite messy, but that is what you have the Wet Ones® Hand Wipes for, right?
Once you have the watermelon all squished up, add in about 1/2 cup of lemonade and seal up the baggies. We sifted out any tiny white seeds that were left in the pouches. Then put them in the freezer for about 2-4 hours.
If you leave them in too long, you might find yourself needing to let them thaw a bit. This is perfect for throwing in your bag and heading to the beach or heading to the park.
By the time you get to the park, your slushies will be soft and still be perfectly cold. Your kids will love them!
Now for the best part of all…. EATING the slushies!
Okay, okay… that one was just for fun. But, really, can you blame me. My toddler is just a hoot and loved these watermelon slushies.
Drinking the slushies through a straw are a fantastic oral motor sensory activity and will have your kids asking for more in no time.
These can be very messy and delicious at the same time, but honestly, this is what summer memories are made of.
We let the mess happen and let go of worrying about it because we knew we had the Wet Ones Hand Wipes to take care of the mess.
During the summer, we try to keep our Wet Ones® Hand Wipes handy as much as we can so that we don’t let messes get in the way of trying fun and exciting sensory experiences.
Wet Ones® Hand Wipes can be purchased at your local Walmart and come in several awesome scents. They even come in a version for sensitive skin. This is perfect for your little ones. So tell me, how do you use your Wet Ones® Hand Wipes? What fun summer sensory experiences do you have planned?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® hand wipes. The opinions and texts are all mine.