Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sensory Fun


C needed  something to keep him busy , away from a TV and freshly engaged for a bit.  Not to mention INSIDE with the air on high.  Boy is it hot.  I through together this activity in our sand / water table.  It worked well.

Photobucket.As you can see it is an assortment of this and that. 

It did the trick and kept him engaged and playing for a bit.
What's in our Bin?
  • poms poms
  • 2 different pastas, ziti tubed pasta and rotini multi grain to add some color
  • Styrofoam circle
  • straws
  • feathers
  • various containers (bowls, Parmesan cheese shaker, koolaid container)
  • egg carton
  • pipe cleaners
  • tongs, can holder,
  • plastic rings

Things we did
  • sorted pom poms and objects into the egg carton
  • scooped, and grabbed and placed objects in the container
  • put pasta in shaker and containers and shook them to hear the sound
  • put tube pasta on straws
  • removed the straws and tried feathers stuck them in the Styrofoam
  • threading the rings onto the straws and feathers (he liked the rings better than the pasta they were easier)
  • stuck pipe cleaners in the Parmesan can
  • made a pasta bracelet (with moms help threading pasta on pipe cleaner and tying it)
  • looked for shapes and colors
  • counted objects
Lots of learning and creativity went on with this little bin and it took me about 10 minutes to throw it together.

We also made a sensory balloon.  C got really mad at me.  I filled the balloon with rice.  He was really aggravated that the balloon was heavier and didn't float.  He would throw it and drop it. 

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