Drinking Straw Sensory Tub

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I saw the idea for this colorful drinking straw sensory tub at Little Brother’s preschool.  It is so simple, can be easily reused, and provides a unique texture!  And since it is plastic, it won’t attract pests (like rice or beans)!


Please note:  This sensory tub is not appropriate for children under 3 as the straws could pose a choking hazard.  Please use caution when doing this activity around younger siblings.


Here’s what you’ll need:  several packages of colorful drinking straws (I found mine for $1 each at our grocery store), scissors, and a plastic tub.


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Just cut up the straws into small pieces.  Our pieces were about 1-2 inches in length.

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 I cut several at a time while Little Brother helped me cut too!

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Little Brother loved playing with the straws, making patterns, and sorting them by color!  He also attempted to fit the straws inside of themselves, which took lots of  fine motor control!  All in all, this sensory tub was a huge hit and something we can use again and again without worrying about it going bad or attracting pests!  :)

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