Long Winters with little ones means it’s time brainstorm fresh ideas for the sensory table in your classroom or at home. Sensory table activities are educational and hands on fun for young children. Here are some new ideas to try – all can be made at home! I hope these inspire your little ones to build, experiment and play in their own ways!
If your little ones are like the ones I know and love, they want to play in the snow without gloves. If that’s the case, or if the weather is still in the negative digits where you are, this indoor Sparkle Snow can be a nice compromise.
Sparkle Snow – Growing a Jeweled Rose
This extra stretchy Night Sky Play Dough is perfect for a unit on astronomy.
Stretchy Night Sky Play Dough – Twodaloo
I found this recipe on Learn Play Imagine and tried it at home with my niece (who is obsessed with outer-space and all things geological at the moment) and she loved it. We also tried the Erupting Moon Rocks, also by Learn Play Imagine and it was another hit.
Moon Dough Recipe – Learn Play Imagine
This multi-colored, glittery medium is a new fun version of one of our favorite sensory table go tos, SLIME! If you’re teaching a unit about Water or Ocean Life this themed Slime is a must make.
Ocean Swirl Glitter Slime – Twodaloo
I have to admit, I have never seen anything like this before. This would be a super fun set up for a hide and seek, or discover what’s missing activity for little ones. Though, I think these glowing water beads would be fun to play with at any age! I also highly recommend perusing the Fun at Home with Kids blog for more sensory play ideas for young children.
Safe Glowing Edible Mini Water Beads – Fun at Home with Kids