Sensory Play in Dolphins
The intentional teaching sensory play this week, was a great activity for incorporating science, fine motor skills and sensory.
We all learn differently. Some of us are visual, some are auditory and some are kinesthetic . Sensory play stimulates all three.
This weeks activity
No mess sensory bags.
We had you at “No mess” didn’t we?
This is what you’ll need, if you want to try at home;
- Three plastic containers;
- Food colouring;
- 3 ziplock bags; and
- Emotion cards
We poured rice into three different containers.
Next , we chose what food colouring to add. One child asked for “blue” and another child choose “red”.
Bringing every day things back to basics is how we teach in concrete. Using a dropper for us is second nature but for children, who have never used one before, it was like magic.
We helped each child collect a drop of food colouring in an eye dropper then the children took their time to think about how to get it back out of the dropper.
One child looked at me with a confused look on his face so i explained and role modelled how to squeeze the top.
He used his hand muscle strength to pinch the dropper and had a look of delight when the colour came out the end onto the rice.
The next step was mixing it up to disperse the colour, the children all had a go and found this part of our activity easy and fun.
With a little help and guidance the children tipped the rice into the seal-able bags.
We then added emotion cards for a little extra touch.
The children enjoyed shaking the bags and making lots of noise.
Sensory bags provide a fun sensory experience without any mess. Sensory bags may also be more easily tolerated by children who hate sticky or messy sensations on their hands.
Thats all from me this week