Thursday, April 7, 2011

* Preschool At Home: Spring Sensory Box

Is it Spring yet where you live?

We keep getting little glimpses with a few nice weather days 
here and there but then we get yucky gray, 
cold, wet stuff and I find myself looking out the window
and daydreaming about where I can plant stuff 
when the ground warms up. 

We've got garden seedlings growing 
on the sunny playroom windowsill.
But we needed a little more Spring inspiration...

"C" announced that it was time to make a 
Spring/Easter sensory box last week
and I agreed so we raided our garage sensory box stash
and got to work. 

We used shredded paper for the bottom of the box. 
"C" wanted lots of eggs and little critters to hide inside
so we stocked the box with a variety of 
easter eggs as well as some little fuzzy bunnies, chicks, lambs, birds
and even some wool felted peeps!

We also used one of my halloween village trees
(perfect for nests and little birds) 
A bird house, mini watering can, 
scoops, and two buckets. 

The little click apart eggs have been 
excellent fine motor practice as we've played games
hiding little critters and chicks inside them!

Happy Spring! 

Pink and Green Mama, MaryLea


Alicia Stucky said...

We finally picked up our first sensory box, and I can't wait to fill it up with fun Spring-time stuff. :-)

Kristin Dudish said...

What a wonderful sensory box... so many bright colors and fabulous textures!


p.s. Thanks for the Wordle link... I'm definitely going to give it a try!

Karima said...

Hi I am your newest follower/s. Found your link by chance. I Love this blog as I love anything crafty! I am following you through Google friends from both my blogs
www.karimasblogs.blogspot.com, also following your facebook page.
Hope you can return the follow, Karima.

Jessica said...

This is fabulous! I am an art therapist and have all sorts of items for my sand tray! But, I think my 20 month old is too young for sand in the house (Outside, yes! Inside, not so much!). She usually plays with dry noodles and pasta for sensory stimulation, and she loves this shredded paper! Why didn't I think of that!?!?? Can't wait to try! :o)

Rebecca said...

Love how 'nature-y' it looks. I like the cute speckled eggs :)

The Activity Mom said...

ANOTHER great one! love it!

Heather @ Life, Gluten Free said...

I love those speckled eggs!!

This is perfect because now I know how I can make my daughter a sensory box!! I've been intrigued by them, but everyone that I've seen uses rice as the filler. She's allergic to rice, so I knew I couldn't use it. But shredded paper? Of course! Great idea.

Thanks :)

Teacher Tom said...

As I am so often, I'm floored by your creativity and I love how you include your daughter in helping you think it though.

At preschool our larger version is our sensory table which we've had full of "spring" grass, eggs, etc., but this really blows me away!

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Thanks everyone! We are having fun with our spring box -- I even found a silver bunny ice scoop that we've added to the mix -- perfect for scooping eggs and grass! : )

Pinkie said...

Wow! This is probably the prettiest sensory bin I've ever seen. I am going to share it with my readers. Thanks!

Amber Dover said...

Thank you for all your lovely ideas :) I put your link in my blog today and also put pictures of my son and I doing your projects:
God Bless! ~Amber Dover

Alice said...

beautiful and happy sensory box.Love the idea.love it.

Natalie Catherine of TheBusyBudgetingMama.com said...

I absolutely loveeeee what you do!! Following you in all ways possible so i don't miss a thing! i think i'll share you and your sensory boxes tomorrow too. I am doing this for my sophia for sure. thanks girl!!

Natalie of thebusybudgetingmama.com

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