Outside - Your Largest Sensory Bin

Outside - Your Largest Sensory Bin

Sure, we can see how sensory bottles and the outdoors are beneficial, but have you thought of putting the two ideas together?

Outside is one of the greatest sensory play environments that we can provide for our children, and climate change can add great value to the exploration. 

By Kindergarten, children will be asked to add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.

This preschool activity will help your child gain confidence with presentation of knowledge and ideas. 

How to Extend Outdoor Exploration:

1. Gather icicles into a cup/mug/bowl. 

2. Bring the mug with ice indoors to make observations and predictions.

What will happen to ice as it enters warmer temperatures?

3. Allow your preschooler to draw/write what they observe the ice doing over time.

4. Listen to your preschooler as they make observations.

  • Begin to discuss what is happening. 
  • Allow your preschooler to predict what would happen if you put the mug back outside after the ice melts.
  • Encourage your preschooler to touch the melting ice. What does it feel like? 

What climate changes are happening near you?

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