Love Potion Sensory Table
Lesson plan developed by Ms. Erika Geelhoed, BA Ed
* Lesson plan objective and assessment can be adapted to use this activity with toddlers or preschoolers.
Note: Please provide appropriate supervision to the children in your care when completing all activities. You will need to decide what types of activities are safe for the children in your care. Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when providing art and sensory experiences for children. Infants require special caution, only use non-toxic materials, and do not allow infants to put things in their mouths that are a choking hazard.
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Infant and Toddler Activity
Dump and Fill
- Sensory Motor Development: Individual or Small Group, 16 to 36 months
- Goals: To increase sensory motor skills; to increase cognitive development
- Materials: Dishpans, rice, oatmeal, beans, plastic measuring cups, measuring spoons
- Procedure: Put about 2 inches of rice, oatmeal, or beans in a dishpan. Add a variety of cups and spoons. If necessary, place children’s hands in the container and help them explore the medium. Encourage them to fill the container with their hands and dump them. Have toddlers dump the contents from one container into another.
- Integration: This activity is a precursor to pouring liquids, but far less messy. It has the potential for simple exploration as well as for building concepts about measurement and size. With older children, I would not use edible products but with infants and toddlers, they are likely to eat whatever they use.