Monday, November 28, 2011

What’s in the Tub ~ Christmas

sensory tubs

Next month our theme at Totally Tots is Christmas.  Here are some ideas for you to use in a sensory tub with your little one to explore the theme up close and personal.   


What’s in the Tub?:  Everything except the dried split peas and plastic container came from Michaels


So, what fun things did we do with the tub? 

  • The first thing Aiden did when I set the tub out was to decorate the little tree


  • we played I Spy ~ looking for different colors, shapes and objects


  • we read about The Symbols of Christmas


  • we counted the buttons and made patterns


  • we talked about baby Jesus being one of the greatest gifts God gave us, then Aiden and I took turns hiding baby Jesus and searching for him


  • Aiden loved playing with the nativity pieces



What’s in the Tub? is a feature that focuses on fun sensory tub ideas to go along with the monthly theme at Totally Tots.   Click here to see past sensory tub ideas.



Beth said...

LOVE it! So many fun things to do =-) I wanted to invite you to link up at TGIF Linky Party -

I get so many ideas from your blog - thank you!
Beth =-)

rjmsurvance said...

Cute! I added to mine fake snow flakes, jingle bells, votive candles with different Christmas scents, holly berries, wrapping paper squares, snowballs, red/white/green pom poms.

In a separate Sensory Bin, I'll use our Little People Nativity to make a snow scene using shaving cream for some fun play time! :)

Bytesofmemory said...

oh man that is great! I think I will have to try and get a little tree on clearance after Christmas this year!

Cindy said...

Thanks! I love the ideas of adding the scents of Christmas!

Cindy said...

Thank you!  I always have lots of fun putting together sensory tubs.

Cindy said...

Thanks!  Michaels has little trees for 50% off.  You know you could always borrow our tub ~ which would be a good excuse to get together. : )

Julie said...

Thanks for the split peas idea...I was trying to think of something green without dying more rice....we love dried food items to run our hands through!