My boys are totally into the superheroes phase at the moment, especially R (3) and Batman is a favourite. Schleich have come out with a new range of DC Comics figures, including a Batman vs Joker pack which makes a great addition to our superhero figures collection. What I love about these figures, is like all of the schleich figures or animals, they are so versatile and can easily be incorporated into so many different types of play. The boys will also happily play with the figures as a stand alone toy, but since they are smaller than some of our other super hero figures, the Schleich figures are perfect to include in sensory bins or small world set ups.
We set up a simple sensory play tray with the Batman and joker figures with some coloured rice, and a couple of cardboard roll tubes turned into buildings to make Gotham city. R and T (5) were immersed in play with this for a long time acting out scenes between the two characters, trapping them in the buildings and showering them with rice.
Here’s a closer look at the two figures in the Batman Vs Joker Schleich set:
See this set on Amazon here, or check out the Superman Vs Darkseid version which your child might also like. There are plenty of individual superhero figures available from Schleich too which we will hopefully collect over time.
R loves the figures and they are withstanding plenty of play so far.
So for our Batman sensory bin, we used dark blue / purple rice to make it like a dark night in Gotham city – especially since the Batman figure here is the Dark Knight rises style Batman. To prepare the rice, I use this simple rice colouring method and it is done within 5-10 minutes.
This set is great for 2 children to play together, with one character each. The boys had lots of fun hiding Joker inside one of the cardboard tube buildings then sending Batman to rescue the person in the building – only to find it was Joker, so then they would battle and cover the other character with rice, or trap them into another building and funnel rice on top of them to keep them locked away.
Since they are quite small, they are also a really handy toy to take out while travelling, or visiting friends and family.
More Superhero Ideas
- Spiderman Cakes
- Spiderman Colouring Pages and Activity Sheets
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Printable Activity Sheets
- Paper Plate Spider-Man
- Big Hero 6 Paper Plate Baymax with Armour
More Sensory Play Ideas
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