Sensory Table Activities for Preschoolers
Are you looking for some new sensory table activity ideas, or a list of items you can add to your sensory table? You've come to the right spot! A sensory table or bin can be used for much more than than just scooping and pouring! It can be transformed into a vessel for children to explore all of their senses, nature and the world around them.
Below you will find a variety of suggested items to add to your sensory table! Be sure to download your free copy of my sensory bin checklists at the bottom of this post!
Trace and Color sheets are great to have on-hand for children of all ages.
Children love simple coloring sheets, these pages have an added tracing element for engagement as well as development of fine-motor and hand-eye coordination.
Use them anytime or pair with your themed curriculum.
The Fall Skills Binder is a fun, hands-on activity pack that is easy to set up for your preschoolers.
This set is jam-packed with all kinds of fall fun! This low prep pack is easy to assemble. Simply insert the activities inside a page protector, and laminate the playing pieces for durability (optional).
You can also separate the activities and place them inside your learning center to use as fun games, or create file activities.
**Teacher Tip: Set out this binder in early fall while performing assessments. Observe children as they engage in the activities to get information for your assessments.
Learning will look different this year for many people, especially children. With all the uncertainty and changes, it's become even more important to create a sense of belonging in early learning environments. This is true no matter where children are learning.
Fostering a sense of belonging supports children in feeling safe and welcome in the learning environment, supports development of critical social-emotional skills, supports development of friendships, and builds resiliency.
Use the tips below to help create a sense of belonging in your early learning environment. These tips are beneficial for all types of educators including homeschooling parents, child care providers, preschool teachers, elementary school teachers, and parents guiding their children through virtual school.
Help preschool aged children build visual discrimination skills, as they practice recognizing details in common items found in common fall items. Visual discrimination skills help young children spot subtle differences in photos and objects. Having strong visual discrimination skills are especially important as young children begin to sort out different letters, numbers, and shapes.
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