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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Easter/ Spring Sensory Tub

This weekend I put together my first ever sensory tub for K.  I am 100% positive that he will throw the objects around & try to eat them so I wanted to use something that isn't going to make a big clean up. Since we have had a mouse (mice??!) in the house recently I didn't want anything that could be "food" laying around either. I settled for Easter/ Spring objects that would make an easy clean up until we have learned the rules of playing in a sensory box. This is what I came up with:






Easter/ Spring Sensory Box

What you need:
-A clear plastic container approx. 15 L
-A bag of easter grass
 (I wanted green but couldn't find any so had to settle for purple)
-12 plastic easter eggs of different sizes
-A small stuffed bunny
(I bought a bunny keychain & cut the chain bit off)
-A dozen small chicks
(You can make your own using yellow pom poms if you can't find any)
-A bag of feathers
-A bunch of fake flowers
(Stems cut off)

All of these objects were bought at a dollar shop & cost me about $20 including the container although I'm sure you could get everything for half the cost back in Canada or America.

What to do:
-Put all of the grass into your container
-Fill the eggs with the chicks & add to the container
-Add flowers, feathers & bunny.

I let my toddler dig in the tub & feel the different textures. He loves searching through the grass & "smelling" the flowers. He also loves finding all of the eggs & seeing what is inside. We practice sorting the different objects & taking apart/ putting the eggs back together. We both love this new activity & I am looking forward to making many more sensory boxes in the months to come.

Have you made a sensory box for Easter or Spring lately? I'd love to see it. Just leave a comment linking up & I may feature it in an upcoming blog post!

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7 comments:

  1. Oh I like this! I hope you will add it to the Sensory Tub Ideas List - http://ourworldwideclassroom.blogspot.com/2010/02/sensory-tubs-ideas-list.html

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  2. such a great idea. I'm sure your son loves it.

    Thanks for linking up today!

    kim

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  3. This is a good idea! I think I will snatch if for my preschool. I found you at 733. my blog is here.
    http://beckyscraftcloset.blogspot.com

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  4. very fun idea! I love all the spring stuff! I bet your son loves it! : )

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  5. I like this idea!!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori! Please join me next week for another great party!

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  6. If it is okay with you, we'd like to share a tlink to this post and share one of the pictures in our round up of Easter themed sensory activities. Let us know if you'd prefer we did not.

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