Gardening Sensory Tub

Here is what you will need for this Sensory Table
Index Cards
Markers or Crayons or Colored Pencils
Popsicle sticks
Packing tape
Used Coffee Grounds (visit your local Starbucks they give you a big bag of grounds if you ask)
Seeds (I used seedpods from a tree outside my house)
A bin to hold it all
Optional: pots for planting

This Sensory table was so easy to put together. I made the fruit and vegetable planter cards with the kids. I made them by cutting index cards in half. We then talked about what kinds of fruits and veggies they like. I then used packing tape and covered each index card completely. After completely covering each card I taped them to a Popsicle sticks.
I went to the closest Starbucks and got a big bag of coffee grounds. The kids enjoyed playing with the fun texture amd they enjoyed planting the seeds and marking what they had planted.
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Variation: Use real seeds and seed envelopes


  1. I love this idea. Can you please tell me how long this would be recommended to be used for without the risk of mould?
    I can’t wait to try it.

    • I used it for 30 days and di not have any issues. I did have it open most of the time and it was used outdoors (just lid on at night) so it did dry out a bit it felt more like dirt or a grainier version of. I did not have any mold. I did go through it and take out all the coffee filters. Make sure you do that if you get your coffee grounds from starbucks

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