As Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, I thought it was time to change up our "theme" and go for something new. We may still do some more winter activities, especially if we ever get any real snow, but for now, the kids are ready for something new.
shiny red shredded foil (just a very small portion of the bag)
clear heart container filled with giant red pompoms
white felt hearts (3 pack Christmas ornaments on clearance for $0.10 at Target)
2 treat boxes--one filled with heart erasers and one with pompoms
more pompoms in red/white/pink/purple
foam hearts also in red/white/pink/purple
red ribbon scraps
small bag of table scatter "jewels"
Valentine's word blocks that can spell various words
2 pair of clear tongs
stirring sticks in red and white
2 gift bows
Their first objective was to open all of the containers....
...and dump them out!
Elliott liked filling the treat boxes with Valentine's surprises for me. I set out the heart shaped ice cube tray and Emory went straight to transferring the heart erasers. He really likes those tongs.
I'm glad we had a big blanket...because this was probably the most wide-spread mess we've had with a sensory tub.
I challenged them to clean everything up with their tongs!
Next time I may also offer some structured activities for them such as patterning or sorting with the pompoms or foam hearts, and spelling with the letter blocks for Elliott.
Have you made your Valentine's Sensory tub yet? I'd love to see it!
Linking Up: Monday Madness, Teach me Tuesday, Show and Tell, What's on the Tray Wednesday, Thrifty Thursday, Sensory Tub Ideas and also the Sensory Bin collection at Living Life Intentionally, Fun Frugal Friday, Fun Stuff Fridays