The sensory tub below is made of powder puffs in pastels, small sponge animals, fabric flowers and craft birds.
I usually keep the tub a secret until it’s put together, and then ask my daughter to sit on a blanket while I bring it out. The blanket serves to keep the mess of the tub contained. She can dump it all out or play in it- so long as the contents stay on the blanket.
Some of the games we played with this tub were:
- Color sorting
- Describing soft and rough objects by touch
- Talking about the animals and what they do to stay cool in summer
- Talking about how animals and flowers work together in nature
This Sensory tub provided about an hour and a half of entertainment! And she was still talking about it days later- I am always surprised at how the most simple toys and experiences are sometimes the most fun!
Do you make sensory tubs?
If so leave a link- would love to come get ideas, and inspiration from what has worked for you!