Sensory Table and Sight Words

sensory table, sensory tub, kindergarten sensoryTowards the end of the summer I asked my husband to build me a few sensory tables.  I had found some directions and photos on Pinterest and together, we designed 2 tables that is perfect for my students.  I used it as a water table the first few weeks of school when it was really warm.  Then, it sat quietly in the corner of our kindergarten office.  It wasn't that I didn't want to use it, it was that I just wasn't sure how to make it academic enough.  Then it hit me, they can explore fun things while learning.

This week we are starting our Polar Animal Explorations and all things Winter.  I had found these large white pompoms in a box of craft items.  I have no idea where they came from, but the minute I saw them I immediately thought of snowballs.  Cotten balls would work too.

Next I created some sight word snowballs and a recording sheet.  Together they made fun sensory activity.
sensory table, sensory tub, kindergarten sensory
sensory table, sensory tub, kindergarten sensory
During Literacy Stations the kids explored through the tub finding the snowballs, reading the words then writing them on their recording sheet.  This is their favorite center so far.
sensory table, sensory tub, kindergarten sensory, Winter literacy centers
Are you ready to create your own sensory tub?
You don't really need a table, just a container and an activity.
I have added my Snowball Sensory Tub activity to my TpT store.
You can use the words I am using or add your own words to this editable product.
sensory table, sensory tub, kindergarten sensory,Winter literacy center

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