I’m going to try to start a new feature here where I introduce a new sensory box each month. Nancy absolutely loves these sorts of things when I take Clara to preschool. She walks on in the room like its her own classroom and immediately goes to either the bathtub sensory table (for wet-ish things usually) or the dry sensory table. So, I think it is high time I start doing some at home for her.
This first one was really meant to go outside on sunny spring days for her to play with and spill to her heart’s content and then I would just cover it up and let the birds (or chickens) clean up the mess. But by the time I got it made it was raining out side and so we have only played with it inside for now. I’m sure that in the next month we’ll be able to find a time to take it out on the patio.
For this bin, I put in the leftover birdseed from this project and this project, a bit of rice, a bit of yellow split peas, and some barley that has been sitting around for over a year. Really just any seeds and grains that I had around that really were mostly expired. Then I added our Little People farm animals, people, tractor, and a few blocks.I put all of this into a flat plastic container (the kind that is meant to fit under a bed) with a lid so that it is large enough and long enough for many kids to use at once and shallow enough for them to reach into.