Thursday, November 17, 2011

30 Days to Hands on Play: Sensory Tub

Although I'm a bit behind blogging wise, our family has been having a great time with the 30 Days to Hands on Play Challenge.  Day 9 was Sensory Tub Play which was convenient for me because that was my plan for the day anyway (they say great minds think alike!)     

Our sensory tub included feed corn, acorns (we gathered on a hike), fake fall leaves, and spiky balls (sweetgum seed pods).  After throwing the "ingredients" into our sensory bowl, I provided the kids with a variety of tools and containers for play.  
 Michael enjoyed experimenting with different sized containers and making a mess on the table.  When I asked him to be careful he said, "I'm making a mess because I'm a little boy!"
Ariel loved the glass jar.  She played with layering the different objects to create "candles".  Here she is explaining her "around the world scents of fall" candle (which I later discovered decorating our bathroom).
 Michael offers me a taste.  

 Michael learns it's more difficult to pour corn using a big bowl then a small scoop.  
 Then he discovered this scoop fits into the container...
 and this scoop made a great drum stick for the table.
 Michael also found the hole at the bottom of one of the scoops was the perfect size for the feed corn.
Ariel arranged everything in the bowl so perfectly, then declared, "I'm making's a type of soup." 

1 comment:

  1. nice! Eliza makes gumbo a lot after watching the Princess and the Frog!



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