Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cutting Grass Sensory Tub

This week we have grass in the sensory table ready to be cut.  
Scissors were provided and we sat back and watched how they went at it.
The smell of the cut grass was so fresh and spring like.

Some children already knew how to hold the scissors in one hand
but others not yet.
It was fun to brush our hands across the top of the thick wheat grass.

It was a good opportunity to talk about the scissors opening and closing 
and getting the feel of that movement.
With a bit of instruction on where to put your fingers some were able to move
from two hand use to one handed cutting.

I worried about what we would do when the grass was cut.
This little guy figured that out for me.
He was playing with a tray of toy caterpillars and green bits.
He put the caterpillars into the grass.
So we built a garden.
I can't wait to see what will be added tomorrow.
I wonder if some of the grass will grow back.


  1. I Love this idea! I saw this posted on Ms Deborah's facebook page and I had to pop over and leave you a comment! I can't believe I've never though of doing this before! I grow grass every year for Easter to use as my table decor at home! Duh!
    I'm your newest follower Maureen! You Inspire Me! Way to Rock It!! :)

  2. Thanks Laura
    Sometimes it's the simplest things that we overlook. With all the wonderful blogs to inspire us it has made me re-look at every single thing in my classroom. How else can it be used?
    Thanks for following.

  3. I forgot to tell you how awesome this idea is. Would you mind if I share it on my next news segment? I will give credit on the blog but wont be able to in the 3 minute news segment. That's if I can get organized soon enough in the first place!

  4. Thanks Deborah, I'm flattered.
    Sure you can share the idea.
    Can you tell me more about your news segment?

  5. I never would have thought to let kids cut grass! I think it's a wonderful idea! I've featured you on this weeks Do Something!.

  6. I love this. Maria. http://tocreatemoments.blogspot.com/

  7. How fun! I never would have thought of cutting grass, what a great idea! Thank you for sharing this!

  8. This is a great idea. Thank you for sharing!