For this month's Light & Reflections series, the theme is Halloween. So, inspired by candy corn, I put together this super simple sensory bin for the light table. Although a bit messy, this sensory activity is a great way to practice mark-making and writing.
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To put together this candy corn inspired sensory bin, I used:
I used the leftover tapioca from this spider sensory play to create the candy corn sensory bin. I simply divided it into three portions and colored one section orange, one section yellow, and left the other section plain. I added a couple squirts of liquid watercolors to the tapioca until it was well combined. Then I arranged it in a glass dish as follows:
The boys loved to draw in the tapioca using their fingers, making this activity a great fine motor prewriting activity.
K lost interest quickly when his hands became sticky, but J, on the other hand, fully embraced it. J swirled and mixed the colors together, which caused the tapioca to end up looking like lava. So pretty, right?
And I love that J left a handprint in the tapioca before declaring that he was all done. It looks so cool!
Five Little Pumpkins on the Light Table from Still Playing School
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Join me and my fellow L&R ladies next month when we focus on science and cooking. You don't want to miss it, so be sure to follow along with Light & Reflections Series board on Pinterest.