- Using materials you have at home, create a sensory tub
- Large, flat bottomed plastic tub that fits on your table (an extra large Tupperware will do nicely)
- We often use a mix of uncooked rice, beans, lentils, pasta, popcorn kernels, oats, etc.
- If those are currently unavailable, try shredded paper, ribbons, cut-up straws, cotton balls, small toys like marbles, puff balls, magnetic letters, corks, bottle caps, aquarium rocks, etc., really anything that is small and scoop-able and pour-able
- If you want a messy experience, try water (and ice cubes!), dirt, sand, or shaving cream
- You can also order kinetic sand online
- Scoops, cups, measuring spoons, bowls with and without lids, etc.
- How many scoops will it take to fill that bowl?
- Can you make me a chocolate cake?
- Help me clean up everything that fell on the floor!
- Social-Emotional - can be a very calming and soothing experience for some children
- Language - vocabulary development, conversation skills
- Cognitive - math and science concepts, open-ended exploration and discovery
- Physical - learning to use all senses to take in information
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