Sensory activities for toddlers
I am excited for our sensory table next week.Lots and lots of spoons and cups for many children to play here at one time.
What we needed:
- Cotton balls
- Plastic cups and plastic spoons
- Wooden plates
- Beans or seeds
2-Toddlers Sensory Hearts
Little C and Z (mainly me) painted these hearts that I cut out of some old cardboard boxes.I used the hot glue gun to attach different bits and pieces for little Z to explore.Must supervise this one as the little pieces can be choking hazards if they fall off.
Thanks for the idea ‘‘Pinterest”
What you need:
- Cardboard boxes
- Red paper or red fabric
3-Popcorn and Pom Poms Sensory Activities
Benefits of this activity:
- Scooping skills
- Colour sorting skill
- Fine motor
- Jumbo tweezers
- Popm poms
- Colorful bowls
Popcorn pom pom pudsey. Lots of scooping,pincering and colour sorting with this activity.Great sensory play with the contrasting soft pom poms and hard,noisey kernels.
4-Triangle Carrot Sensory Bin
I used paper Easter grass and cut out triangles out of orange foam.When my little daughter got up from her nap she was so excited to play with this bin.She loved the different texture of the paper grass and we had fun finding the different size ”carrots” to feed our stuffed bunny.
- Orange papers
- Grass (natural or artificial)
5-Gardening Sensory Play
Sensory bins have a significant place in Montessori philosophy of education. To mention briefly, they are the bins in which the objects, materials appealing to as many senses as possible are placed.The purpose is to appeal to eyesight, sense of taste, hearing and touch. These sensory bins help our children touch many different senses and learn lots of concepts by stimulating their senses. They contribute to the development of fine motor skills as they also include activities like transferring etc. along with sensitising the senses.
This is one of our fun sensory bin ideas.
6-Rice Sensory Bin
Our first proper sensory bin.
My daughter found a cute scoop and instantly with it.It must be my lucky day as I also found the white deep tray for the activity and so tadaaaaa:) a Christmas sensory play.
She had a blast for an hour before she initiated to go to bed:)
7-Crystal Ball Ocean Sensory Bin
- Plastic container
- Plastic or metal cups
- Plastic spoon
- Crystal balls(green and blue or others)
- Ocean animals
Crystal ball ocean.
A great sensory play activity!It honestly feels so cool.She had a blast and did not want play to end.We got lots of colours but to make the ocean I used green and blue crystal balls.She found her sea animals.Then off she went to play.I set some containers,cups and a spoon because knowing her she would want to transfer the balls and drop them back.
The balls were bouncy and slimy she throughly enjoyed it! You have to leave the balls soaked in water over night they grow to the size you see above in around 4 hours.’It has food colouring in it,to prevent the hands from getting coloured yout child could wear gloves’ (this will not be as much fun though).After playing you can easily store the crystal balls in a plastic containers with some water.