Gooey, sticky, bumpy, fluffy….that is what sensory experiences are made of. We rotate our sensory tubs with various materials to encourage the children to spend time learning, exploring, and to have fun. Every day we spend time talking about colors, and using the colors to describe activities and materials we use in class.
We used the rainbow jello in our sensory tub to encourage color recognition, and to have some sensory fun! Because children learn best by having “hands on” experiences with materials, sensory experiences are vital to young children’s learning. Cognitive development, language development, social and emotional development, physical development, and creative development are all reinforced while children have sensory experiences.
By the end of the class time, there was no more rainbow ;0) It was all one color, but we all smelled delicious and were very sticky!