Sensory Exploration with Sand
Funnels, tubes, sifts, bottles, scoopers, spoons, bottle tops and SAND! The perfect sensory play recipe for kids with endless fun and exploration.
There are hours of fun and learning to be had with sand as it promotes and encourages imaginative play! Add different props such as animal figurines or water to change or evolve the learning experience. The ideas are endless!
What you will need?
You will need are large sand tray, plastic bottles, funnels, tubes, sifts, scoopers, spoons, bottle tops and SAND! We also added a squeezie paint bottle.
Miss 5 scooping up the different coloured sands with a spoon to create coloured rainbow layers in the bottle. She also scooped up the different coloured sands and filled each of the bottle tops matching some of the colours.
All the colours mixed together! It is very hard to tell by the photo but the sand is a lovely mix of rainbow colours.
The cardboard tubes became a funnel for filling up the bottles with sand.
- Development of fine motor skills
- Eye & hand coordination – watching and doing and coordinating these actions.
- Promote creativity and imagination through role and developing stories.
- Sensory- Development of the sense of touch. Feeling and manipulating objects and moulding the sand.
- Language development – playing with sand is a social activity requiring speaking and listening, also developing vocabulary. Practising and experimenting with language.
- Overcoming challenges – problem solving
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