Red, White, and Blue Sensory Sink
What I used:
Anything I could find red, white, and blue.
little blue cups
red bottle of bubbles
star shaped glitter ice in red and blue
red pom poms….
To make glitter ice:
Take star shaped ice cube trays( I got mine at the dollar store) fill with water. Then sprinkle glitter on the top of the water before freezing.
I created a background by using a red pillow case and foam glitter stars that craftprojectideas gave us in a goodie box!
Today my 3yr started out playing first while my 1yr napped and my 5yr spent time with daddy.
Today we are using water and ice as our sensory sink fillers. And lots of extra fun items. The bubbles did not make it long before he dumped them but it gave him bubbly water.
We filled the sink with a little tap water and then poured in the blue water I had made him. Pouring and scooping is great for motor skills and hand eye coordination for the kids.
We went over the shape of these colored rings and pom poms. I asked what color is this? He would reply with the answer.
I stood and watched him play and we talked and enjoyed our time together.
Even though I was supervising, I let him take over and do what he wanted (within reason). I gave him the supplies and let him make his choices on how to play. Great open ended activity.
Filling the cups and containers and dumping them out was a favorite. Of course turning on the water was a lot of fun too.
Sensory play is a great way to explore touch, sight, sound, and taste at times. This sink is NOT taste safe. But it does provide lots of learning and fun for kids.