Monday, September 3, 2012

Flower Power: Garden Sensory Tub

This post is from my personal archives, back when the air was under 110 degrees in the morning and the grass in our yard was still green. 

L and I are very lucky to attend/work for a preschool where gardening is part of the curriculum. The children and teachers are responsible for maintaining a garden where we grow food that we then eat as part of our meals and snacks. It's really quite amazing. As you can guess, this makes L very interested in things that grow, and even more so in DIRT. So I put together this sensory tub for exploring dirt and flowers, and it was a huge hit.


For this tub, I threw in a bag of soil and added silk flowers, a bucket, garden tools, and gardening gloves. L loved scooping and pouring the dirt, and she really surprised me by spending a good amount of time sniffing the earthy scent. Perhaps I have a future gardener on my hands?!




2 comments:

  1. Stopping over from Jelli's link up, and I love your gardening sensory tub! Sensory tubs are a great way to get your kiddo's hands and brains busy!

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  2. Love this idea. So much fun getting dirty and learning all in one. Actually, my baby inaugurated her 11 month birthday yesterday by eating a dirt clod while I was fiddling with the camera prepping to take her photo. Thanks for sharing this great idea with Monday Mom Musings! Hope you do co.me visit again soon, Christie.

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