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Monday, February 13, 2012

Sensory Table


My classroom has one of those large, deep sensory tables. When we first started, the district had already generously filled it with sand which was a total nightmare! Sand was everywhere! Then, I tried filling it with rice which honestly was not much better. I could not figure out how to get the kids to keep all of the rice actually in the table! Everyday we would have a huge mess and it got to the point that I just put the lid on and quit using it.

Finally, someone gave me the great idea to fill large bins and place them within the table. Then, the table could act as a catch all and there would be mess. Additionally, we could now have a variety of sensory materials such as rice, pasta, beans to meet various sensory needs. However, be aware that if you put all of the different sensory materials in the table at the same time they will inevitably get mixed!

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