Fall Sensory Bin

IMG_20151102_095156503  Our fall sensory table was nature inspired.

Black beans as a base

River rocks, pine cones, fall leaves, blue glass stones and a small bowl to create a pool. IMG_20151102_095845677

Fizzy Slime and Goo Playdate with Recipes

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fizzy slimeYou can find the recipe for my Fizzy Bubbling Dinosaur Slime here

Wonderfully Scented Moon Sand

I used one cup of baking soda t0 1-2 packets of koolaid. I also added some washable liquid watercolors to give these a deeper color. Super easy just mix it all together
then add water 1 tbs at a time till you get the right consistency. You want to be able to mold these. When you are all done playing with these add some viniegar and watch the reaction as it bubbles and fizzes.
One of my favorite things to make is Clean Mud
click on the above link for my super easy recipe. I almost garuntee you will have all the ingredients already in your house.

We microwave our ivory soap instead of grating it because it is super fun and an experiment all unto itself.

  • Cook the bar of soap on HIGH for 2 minutes. Don’t take your eyes off the bar of soap as it begins to expand and erupt into beautiful puffy clouds. Be careful not to overcook your soap souffle.
  • Allow the soap to cool for a minute or so before touching it.
  • Only cook one bar at a time
I also made some of my Gel Goop
I just colored it with some liquid washable water colors
I also made some of my Borax Slime
I added some chunky glitter to it
And some of my stretchy slime using clear school glue and liquid water colors
We also made small color explosion volcanos.
Click the above link for step by step with lots of pictures instructions on how to do this fun experiment
Above is some Oobleck.
All you need is corn starch and water food coloring is optional.Recipe:
– 1 cup water
– 1.5-2 cups corn starch
– a few drops of food coloring of your choice

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Sensory Table: Rock Quarry

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We are talking about community helpers. So I decided we needed a rock quarry complete with Quarriers (people who work in the quarry) or in our case machines that work in the quarry.
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We talked about different jobs in the quarry.
Here are some names of jobs and positions you might find in a quarry

Stone Cutter
Mason
Quarry Worker
Stone Worker
Quarrying Specialist
Driller
Blaster
Rock Splitter

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The kids enjoyed moving the rocks around the quarry sensory table.
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Materials Needed:
Rocks ( I bought these at Michaels they were just decorative rocks)
Machines that would be used in a Quarry

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Or use mixed beans as your base
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Iceberg Sensory Table

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We made icebergs or Igloos in our sensory table!
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I filled water balloons with water. My freezer takes 48 hours to completely freeze a water balloon. So I only froze these for 24hours. That way I knew there would be a week point and hollow center. I filled the bottom of the bin with some gravel and tore the balloons open. Which also filled the sensory bin with very cold water. Added our little cold weather friends and the kids explored!
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Sensory Table and PVC Pipes

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While studying bugs we were talking about ants and their tunneling systems they create.
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To give the kids a better understanding of what we were talking about I added PVC pipes to the sensory table with different connectors. I had meant to buy black beans to represent the ants. But used what I had on hand which were black eyed peas.
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The kids had a blast building and creating more “tunnels”
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and some more with black beans

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