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
Water beads and measuring cups.
First we placed a container onto a canvas and poured paint one colour at a time over the top of the container and we watched as the colours slowly slid down the sides and onto the canvas making real cool designs.
Here are some of our masterpieces …
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.
Textures! That is the theme for the next couple weeks.
What a great time of year to discover all the different textures around us.
Today we made a texture board.
I went on a search with the kids to find all different kinds of textures around the house. Some we could glue to our big piece of cardboard. Some we could not.
We found just enough to cover every square inch of our big cardboard square.
Although I hot glued everything on really well there are many small pieces. The kids here at the daycare are pretty good at not putting things in mouths or ears or noses…. but it really does need constant supervision just incase.