Yesterday I told you about the ‘Under the Sea’ theme I began with my kids and our great seaside dessert. Today we had a bit of wet and messy fun investigating our sensory tub.
Children learn best when they engage their whole body and this tactile activity is especially stimulating.
I filled a tub with water, some water beads and a variety of plastic sea animals, shells and pebbles. The boys put on waterproof smocks and I let them go for it.
This was a great activity for both my 1-year-old and 4-year-old. Master O helped his little brother by naming the different animals as he played with them. As they explored, we talked about what we knew about the animals and identified a few things we wanted to learn about their habits.
This was our first proper sensory tub and I think the kids and I are hooked. They got a little wet, despite the smocks, but I guess that is part of the fun. It is certainly cheap fun. It didn’t cost anything as I just gathered items we had sitting around the house.