Here is another way that we have used our sensory bins.
Placed in the kitchen , the children now have a place where they can wash and dry their snack dishes.
This has been a real big hit with the kids!
Also, setting up a small cabinet so it is possible to put away the the dishes is just a nice completion of the new fun task.
Science and the Christmas season….
can you hear the bells ringing?
Our sensory / discovery center is growing! I used water bottles filled with sparkles and beads to peanut butter jars filled with balls and bells. Empty coffee and hot chocolate containers decorated with wallpaper scraps. The kids love taking the lids off and filling them, they get pretty noisy! Oh and don’t forget about making towers as well!
The oil and water jars are alot of fun. My favorite one is the vinegar bottle in her hand that has oil, water, and wooden beads in it.
I have been having alot of fun coming up with different ideas for our sensory bins.
Here are a few ideas that the kids really enjoyed
Fake flower petals and card board tubes.
Water , sea shells, and stones.
Water beads and measuring cups.
Spanish Moss, textured balls, pine cones and dinosaurs.
Today was Soap Flake Painting!
I used Ivory soap and a cheese grater hahaha well it worked..
First we coloured all over our canvas with blue oil pastels.
Then we painted with a scrub brush sparkley blue and white paint. We drizzled glue all over our canvas then we sprinkled our soap flakes all over the paint. Then we couldn’t resist so we took our fingers and kind of smooshed it all over the place.
Here is our end result.
We then started to try different things like mixing the soap into the paint. It was very clumpy but fun to use.
Then we did some blob painting… we just dumped everything on the one side of the paper and folded it in half and squished it all together.
Wow !! My playroom now smells amazing!