A few weeks ago one of my families came in and told me about sensory jars that they had made at home. They sound just like ones I had seen on Pinterest and found at Blog Me Mom.
So I started asking families to save small jars for us to create our own jars.
We already had nature materials like, mini cones, maple seeds, sticks, hazelnut
pods on our art shelves.
The children picked the items they wanted in their jar then added a squirt of oil.
Filled up their jars with water then added one drop of red colouring and three
drops of yellow food colouring.
The grown ups encouraged the children to watch how the food dye moved
through the water.
After putting the lid on tight the children shook the jar and discovered a
Each time they shook their jar it changed the insides. The nature items would
shift and the oil would make little bubbles.
They held it up to the window and noticed that how the light filtered through.