Small world. Tissue paper, bubble wrap & sparkly paint inside a small cardboard box. Props for Row row row your boat nursery rhyme. Also used box for a sailor went to sea sea sea, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 once I caught a fish alive, 5 little speckled frogs, 5 little ducks.
Zen play dough - Begin with plain playdough. No color, no scent. Set out little bowls of old grains and spices. Flax seeds, chia seeds, basil leaf, a flower tea. . . .All set out with a zen like peacefulness. Sniff. Pick. Mix. Add a mortar and pestle for pressing and grinding the seeds and herbs. Grind. Press.