Invite children to play with a sensory bin!
This activitiy is a fun activity for children to explore, discover and learn about corn at the fair.
As the children experiment with their bins educators can discuss many different ways corn is used and sold at the fair and on a daily basis. This is a great way to spark the childrens imagination while they play.
For this developmental activity you will need:
Sensory table or large plastic bin
Dried corn kernels
Variety of scoops, bowls, strainers, cups, spoons, etc.
Pretend play foods
Sensory, Cognitive, Physical, Language
Observation and Inquiry, Physical Science, Fine Motor Development, Problem Solving, Reasoning, Language Development
Supports language development, cognitive growth, motor skills, problem-solving skills, and promotion of social interaction.
Prepare the bin or sensory table by combining all of the materials listed. Invite the children to explore the sensory table.
Start a discussion about the fair. Has anyone been? If so did they notice any food decorations with corn or any food booths that sold corn?
Observe how children scoop and sort the kernels of corn from the cornmeal, how do they use the other items offered?
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