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Earth Day Sensory Tub

For this Earth Day themed sensory tub, I decided to focus on the colors of the earth – brown (land), blue (water), green (plants), yellow (sun) and white (clouds).
Earth Day Sensory Tub
I started with a base of globe bouncy balls and real pine cones (borrowed from our nature basket).

Earth Day Sensory Tub
Then I added a few items like egg carton scraps from a recent egg carton challenge, green and yellow porcupine balls, pom poms, cotton balls, and tree figurines.

Earth Day Sensory Tub
I added tongs for fine motor work…

Earth Day Sensory Tub
…and silicone cups…

Earth Day Sensory Tub
…and a scoop.

I loved watching my 15 month old trying to scoop and dig for various items.
Earth Day Sensory Tub

My almost three year old enjoyed the tub too but in different ways. That was fascinating to observe. My older used his tongs and grabbed a dish nearby to do a counting activity all on his own accord.
Earth Day Sensory Tub

We discussed the various items and what each represented in the tub:

  1. White pom poms and cotton balls > Clouds
  2. Blue pom poms > Water
  3. Green pom poms and porcupine balls > Plants
  4. Yellow porcupine balls > Sun
  5. Egg carton scraps > Reusing and recycling

Great books to supplement this activity include:

  1. Clouds by Anne Rockwell
  2. Planet Earth Inside /out by Gail Gibbons (mainly for the pictures)
  3. Little Cloud by Eric Carle
  4. Planet Earth by Leonie Pratt

Thanks for visiting us! I hope we inspired you!
Marnie

Thanks for stopping by…I hope that we inspired you.
Marnie

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