Friday, March 27, 2009
I know, huge surprise! Sand in the sensory table! Since many people refer to it as the "Sand and Water Table," sand is a natural, either dry or wet (we mostly do our wet sand outside, but we have big sand pits where we can do that).
What do you like to put in your sand? Classically, you have shovels, cups, and maybe some scoop-type objects. You could also take the thematic route and put certain kinds of animals (desert, woodlands) with appropriate landscaping props in the table with sand.
Then there are the pouring gadgets with things that spin or dump when enough sand is poured in at the top. Don't forget funnels, small cups, and random things you find around that you think have no purpose until some child finds them to be the perfect things to play with in the sand.