Unique Ideas for Sensory Play

Posted on August 25, 2011 | By kayla

If you feel like your sensory bin is a bit 'tired', check out these awesome {and super unique!} ideas we found around the web...

Sensory Bin for Preschool and Kindergarten
Photo Source: playathomemom3.blogspot.com

Play At Home Mom suggests letting your kiddos explore water beads, which start small and then expand as they start to retain the water. The effect was especially cool when paired with a light table! [Check out the selection of water beads at CrystalWaterBeads.com]

Preschool and Kindergarten Sensory Activity
Photo Source: 4herreras.blogspot.com

Create a gelatin cake like this one at Time For Play. Add in some drinking straws, food coloring, and curious hands, and you've got yourself a fine experiment!

Sensory and Fine Motor Activity for Preschool and Kindergarten
Photo Source: shareandremember.blogspot.com

Stacy at {Share and Remember} set out a table covered in contact paper, sticky side up, along with yarn, ribbon, pom poms and other craft materials in order to create a sticky sensory experience for her kiddos. [Pop a second sheet of contact paper over the design when finished and you'll have a fantastic piece of art for the wall!]

Gross Motor and Sensory Activity for Preschool and Kindergarten
Photo Source: wendyjanelle.blogspot.com

Wendy Janelle created sensory stepping stones for her little one. These are fantastic for gross motor coordination and, of course, sensory exploration!

Give your sensory stations a face-lift with one of these fabulous activities - your kiddos will love them!

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And don't forget our recent post on the glow in the dark sensory bin!

About kayla

Happily authoring posts about lesson plans, crafts, unique bulletin board ideas, and other helpful resources for SupplyMe since 2008.