Sensory tubs are wonderful because they allow your child to take the lead in the learning process. Dump, fill, strain, dump again, make a shape, count. All of these opportunties we probably couldn’t recreate in a more kid-friendly way!
Here’s what you’ll need: coffee grounds, candy corn (I used real, but the fake wooden ones would work perfectly, plus they’re bigger so your little one couldn’t put them in their mouth–I just told Big Brother that we weren’t going to eat the ones in the tub because they would taste like coffee, but that he could have some after we finished), measuring cups, and a strainer or collander.
|This strainer was too small and the coffee would not strain…|
|So I had to pull out my steamer pot instead. I don’t think that is the technical term for it…but that’s what I call it. :)|
|Straining the coffee|
|As Big Brother was shaking the coffee through the collander, he kept saying, “Look, the candy corns are dancing.” :)|
|We then sorted them in our number carton made a while back.|
|And finally made shapes out of the candy corns!|