The nursery children used this opportunity to scoop, pour, hide, and find the different animals within the Sensory Tray filled with oats.
Talking with the children about the names of each animal and what sounds they each make the educators had just as much fun!
Children naturally use their senses to explore their environment. While the five senses, taste, smell, sight, sound, and touch are well known, there are also internal senses, such as balance, position, and movement.
Sensory activities differ from other types of play as the emphasis on the senses amplifies the activity. Sensory play is any activity that activates one or multiple senses, and all kinds of play have the potential to become a sensory activity.