It is Time! Time for yet another Sensory Bin Challenge, and this months material is corn!
Why play with Sensory Bins?Sensory bins are a great tool for kids to experience the feeling of different kinds of materials. This is especially nice for the tactile seeking kids. It has a calming effect, helps to expand attention span and usually involves creative thinking and problem solving skills.
We used whole kernels, like in chicken feed, because it is a bit bigger than popping corn so no chance they would stick it up their noses, lol!
I ask the kids in my class(4 to 6 year olds) how they want to play with the corn, and their first reaction was: with the animals. We did this a while back when our theme was farming.
So this time I wanted them to choose something different, and this time it was cars. We do not have small cars(those tend to disappear too quickly) so these bigger truck-type of cars had to work. And it did!
They added the spoons and cups the following day and continued to play. Imagining it was a construction site, a farm etc.
Sensory play at its best: child-led and full of playful learning opportunities!
Check out what my fellow blogging friends did with the challenge this month too:
Still Playing School
Stir the Wonder
House of Burke
Little Bin for Little Hands
Preschool Powol Packets
If you have missed the post on the previous months challenge, you can view it here: Flour & Oil Sensory Bin Challenge