Wow – how can it be the last day of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge. What an amazing month it has been. Our final sensory play challenge was to play with straws. Straws are seen as an emergency play activity in our house. If I need to distract Adam for a while then the box of straws will come out. Kitchen cupboard items are great to use with straws and it becomes a super fine motor skills activity. Cut up straws also make a good sensory bin base as we found out when making our Halloween Sensory Bin.
Today we created a Spring Sensory Bin made from cut up straws. Cut up green straws represented the grass and black cut up straws formed the soil. Orange straws represented carrots and a few straws had foam stickers placed on top to be flowers.
We didn’t have enough green straws to fill our sensory bin so I used green shredded paper underneath. I cut up cardboard tubes to be used as plant pots and egg box sections were used to store the carrots ready to be placed in the soil.
Adam had a great time ‘hiding’ the carrots into the black straw soil. The cut up straws also made a wonderful noise when they were dropped back into the sensory bin!
* Green and black straws. Orange straws optional
* A box
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