Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mitten Sensory Play

Our sensory tub this week contained mittens and clothespins.
The children were able to squeeze the clothespins
and hang the mitten on the thick wooden rod.
I was worried that it might be too thick for them to manage.
Sometimes they needed a bit of guidance.
 But with practice,
  they were successful.
Or they preferred to figure out how the clothespin worked
and took them apart to see the spring.

Yesterday we had a lot of snow
so I filled a big tub and added it to our play.
 Now they used the mittens in another way,
a way that was familiar.
 When finished playing in the snow,
the mittens could be hung to dry.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that
this sensory tub was used a lot more than I had expected.