Saturday, October 31, 2015

Arctic Sensory Bin

Next we explored Arctics and Antarctica with my daycare class. We learned which animals and birds live in cold climate and watched an ice melting experiment. Children compared different textures of the sensory table's contents: soft cotton balls, smooth and squishy water beads, melting ice and shaving cream.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Forest Sensory Bin

I continue making sensory bins for my daughter's daycare. Here is one of them. This sensory table is huge. It was hard to fill it with content to make it look like a forest but the good part is that an entire class of preschoolers can play with it at the same time.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Insects Sensory Bin

My daughter stated daycare and I come to her class once a week to paint with kids and do sensory activities. During our first class we studied insects. Age of kids in this class is from 18 months to 2.5 years.

This sensory bin is very much like the one that I did for my daughter at home. Just the size of the bin is bigger and every child got a set of tools: tweezers, scoopers and cups.

I had a feeling that many kids saw a sensory bin for the first time in their lives and they just couldn't stop playing with it. I showed them insects one by one, named them, talked about where they live, what they eat, whether they fly or crawl.