You know those "find it" tubes? They are a pretty great idea. A seeker must find all the "hidden" objects which are listed on the top of the tube. Honey suggested we could make a sensory table find it kind of game, with matching photograph cards (that is instead of just a list) for younger children. Sign me up! This weekend I will be starting on this project! First I am going to take my old water table (not the rummage sale one, as that it is use as a dish washing station) and get a new container to fit it. (The old container failed rather famously, in the form of a giant crack, last year just as a young boy was sailing a toy Mayflower across the "ocean." Oops.) Then I will head down to the Teacher's Recycling Center, where I hear a local plastics company donates some little cast off pieces. My son brought one home after a field trip and they look like they would be perfect for this project! I will also include
- pony beads
- fuse beads
- TP tubes
- tape dispenser inserts
- marker tops
- and surely many other wonderful items!
Update: Yesterday, I went to the Teacher's Recycling Center and it was fantastic and so sad at the same time. The woman who has been running the center told us they hadn't had their grant renewed, so they will be closing the center! Oh dear! The good news was that there were still some wonderful resources, and she was happy to let us go through them. For under $10 I got all this!
Heavy duty cardboard pieces, craft sticks, no-sew glue, cornstarch, and packaging tie
who knows what these actually are, but whatever they are, they are super cool!
And 5, count them 5! BIG bags (a bit bigger than paper grocery sacks) of these little beads - for mosaics, the giant "find it" table, and ?
dark grey with green, white, and pink flecks
light grey, dark grey, pink, and mauve
light grey and teal green
And I also have a bag of shiny black beads (the picture of those is a little too fuzzy to post.)
Can you stand the fabulousness? It was so fabulous, I am still giddy the next day! I will lost more about the "genius giant find it" table in the days to come!