Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fourth of July Sensory Tub

I love the concept of sensory tubs!  I have seen some pretty impressive tub themes on other blogs and I often think to myself, I should make a few of those for the kids to play with.  But for various reasons (laziness), I never do.
But then I saw this super cute, patriotic tub posted on one of my favorite preschool blogs and I decided that this would be a good place to start.  So I scoured the dollar bins at my two favorite places Target and Walmart for Fourth-themed items to fill the bin. 
Ours includes:
red and blue straws cut into small pieces (the girls helped me with the cutting)
sparkly red, white and blue pom poms
red, white and blue star confetti
red, white and blue necklaces
small buckets
star sunglasses
American flags
gel clings
and fireworks straws.

I pulled the bin out for the kids to play with on July 1st and they have LOVED it! 

They have asked to play with everyday and it easily keeps them occupied for 45 minutes or more!  It has been so fun seeing the games that they have come up with.  Libby and Emma Jane had a race to see who could fill up a bucket with only items of one color the fastest.  The prize for the winner was a firework straw!
John's favorite were the gel clings.
 He especially liked clinging them to himself!

 Emma Jane showed him how to stick them to the windows.  

The kids had so much fun with this!  I am sure this will be the first of many sensory tubs at our house!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July!


Kmama said...

How fun! I love your tag, "Sometimes I feel crafty." I don't often feel crafty, so I know what you mean!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Looks awesome! I'm glad I took a while to get here, I might have cried seeing all of that red, white and blue (fourth of July is pretty much non-existent over here, I can't imagine why).

What is this sensory tub you speak of? Must google...