Space Dust Sensory Table

Sensory activities provide children with another meaningful avenue for learning.

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Sensory tables rotated regularly with wondrous materials are worthwhile investments for hours of  learning, exploring, and fun.

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This project activated the senses to include some of our younger astronauts into our voyages through the cosmos.

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Using dyed salt as our space dust, small Earth shaped balls, confetti stars, jars, and space toys, we engaged our hands and hearts to learn more about outer space!

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Science concepts, such as cause and effect (what happens when materials are combined) and gravity (space dust comes down the funnel, not up) were explored throughout this activity.

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Students also had the opportunity to work on their problem-solving and decision-making skills as they determined how to manipulate and use the materials.

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Lastly, this activity provided an open-ended opportunity for your little one to enjoy the process rather than the product – how she used the space dust was much more important than what she made.

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Using creative thinking skills and expressing one’s creativity are important self-esteem builders.

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