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Monday, February 2, 2009

Sensory Tub!

This is another idea for moms that have a small space. When I worked at the preschool we had a very large sensory table: it's basically a big tub that is able to fit into the table and then a lid fit on top that turns it into a regular table. Now, I don't have room for something like that and they are pretty darn expensive, so I wanted to come up with and alternate solution! I got a tub from Walmart with a lid, I think it was 7 dollars??? I can't remember:) The first activity I put in it was these large stones and cups. I took it out side and let the boys explore the stones and cups but also took the opportunity to teach them the rules of the sensory tub; Everything stays in the bucket, we keep everything out of our mouths(Drake), and the tub stay where mommy put it! The best part was even when I would switch the activity to something else the boys still knew the rules for the tub so I didn't have to start all over! I also have a cool wooden box that someone gave me that worked great for raising it of the ground a bit. Here's Caden playing with water and cups on a warm day.

Here's some other activities we have done:

  • Rice and measuring cups
  • Colored Sand with nesting cups
  • Ice cubes with a drop of food coloring in each one

Here's some we want to try:

There are tons of ideas for things you can put together in a sensory tub all over the Internet!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this! I had come across the idea of having a sensory tray on another blog, but I wasn't sure how to do it practically. I love the idea of having it in a tub like this so it's easily contained and I can put it away in a closet or under a bed when it's not being played with. And thanks for your comment on my blog. :)

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