Montessori Monday – 40+ Christmas Sensory Tubs

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40+ Christmas Sensory TubsI LOVE sensory tubs. That said, sensory tubs weren’t created by Maria Montessori, and they aren’t considered Montessori materials. Still, they are very Montessori compatible and can incorporate many Montessori techniques.

Sensorial activities are an important part of Montessori education as are practical life activities. Sensory tubs are a a great way to encourage unstructured sensory exploration. When activities such as pouring, tweezing, or tonging (or decorating a miniature Christmas tree) are included, both practical life and sensorial exploration can be part of a sensory tub.

Today, I want to share 40+ wonderful and varied ideas from around the blogosphere for Christmas sensory tubs.

Christmas Sensory Tubs

Montessori-Inspired Nativity Activities (my roundup post with links to Nativity sensory tubs)

Golden Cinnamon Sensory Tub (Photo from The Imagination Tree)

Golden Cinnamon Sensory Tub (Photo from The Imagination Tree)

Christmas Sensory Tub and Golden Cinnamon Sensory Tub (photo) from The Imagination Tree

Christmas Sensory Bin (Photo from 3 Dinosaurs)

Christmas Sensory Bin (Photo from 3 Dinosaurs)

Christmas Sensory Bin from 3 Dinosaurs

Christmas Sensory Bin (Photo from Glittering Muffins)

Christmas Sensory Bin (Photo from Glittering Muffins)

Christmas Sensory Bin (Small Things) from Glittering Muffins

Christmas Sensory Bin (Photo from Growing a Jeweled Rose)

Christmas Sensory Bin (Photo from Growing a Jeweled Rose)

Christmas Sensory Bin and Candy Cane Sensory Bin from Growing a Jeweled Rose

Christmas Sensory Bin (Photo from Love, Play, Learn)

Christmas Sensory Bin (Photo from Love, Play, Learn)

Christmas Sensory Bin from Love, Play, Learn

Christmas-Sensory Bin (Photo from Blog Me Mom)

Christmas-Sensory Bin (Photo from Blog Me Mom)

Christmas Sensory Bin from Blog Me Mom

Christmas Sensory Tub (Photo by Ness from One Perfect Day at Kids Activities Blog)

Christmas Sensory Tub (Photo by Ness from One Perfect Day at Kids Activities Blog)

Christmas Sensory Tub by Ness from One Perfect Day at Kids Activities Blog

Christmas Sensory Bin (Photo from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails)

Christmas Sensory Bin (Photo from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails)

Christmas Sensory Bin from Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails

Christmas-Treasure Bin (Photo from My Nearest and Dearest)

Christmas-Treasure Bin (Photo from My Nearest and Dearest)

Christmas Treasure Bin from My Nearest and Dearest

Christmas Sensory Bin (Photo from The Pleasantest Thing)

Christmas Sensory Bin (Photo from The Pleasantest Thing)

Christmas Sensory Bin from The Pleasantest Thing

Shivery Snow Sensory Tub (Photo from Learn with Play at Home)

Shivery Snow Sensory Tub (Photo from Learn with Play at Home)

“Shivery Snow” Super Sensory Scented Cold Christmas “Snow” Tub from Learn with Play at Home

Christmas Sensory Bin (Photo from The Good Long Road)

Christmas Sensory Bin (Photo from The Good Long Road)

Christmas Sensory Bin from The Good Long Road

Iceland Sensory Tub (Photo from We Can Do All Things)

Iceland Sensory Tub (Photo from We Can Do All Things)

Iceland Sensory Tub and Christmas Sensory Play from We Can Do All Things

Christmas Sensory Bin (Photo from Olives and Pickles)

Christmas Sensory Bin (Photo from Olives and Pickles)

Christmas Sensory Box (photo) and December Sensory Bin from Olives and Pickles

December Sensory Bin (Photo from Jada Roo Can Do)

December Sensory Bin (Photo from Jada Roo Can Do)

December Sensory Bin from Jada Roo Can Do

Christmas Sensory Bin (Photo from H is for Homeschooling)

Christmas Sensory Bin (Photo from H is for Homeschooling)

Christmas Sensory Bin from H is for Homeschooling

Holiday Scented Sensory Cloud Dough Tub (Photo from Momma's Fun World)

Holiday Scented Sensory Cloud Dough Tub (Photo from Momma’s Fun World)

Holiday Scented Sensory Cloud Dough Tub from Momma’s Fun World

Jingle Bells Sensory Tub from Trial & Error Mama

Winter Themed Toddler Sensory Bin from The Kavanaugh Report

Christmas Sensory Bin and Ways to Extend Learning from Fantastic Fun & Learning

Christmas Sensory Tub 2010 and Christmas Sensory Tub 2011 from Nurturing Naters

Candy Cane Scented Sensory Bin from Simple Little Home

Christmas Cutting Bin (Photo from Mama of Many Blessings)

Christmas Cutting Bin (Photo from Mama of Many Blessings)

Christmas Peppermint Sensory Bin from Stir the Wonder

Christmas Ornament Sensory Bin, Christmas Sensory Bin, and Christmas Cutting Sensory Bin (photo) from Mama of Many Blessings

Christmas Sensory Tub from Our Cup of Tea

December Sensory Tub (2009) and December Sensory Tub (2010) from Counting Coconuts

Peppermint Scented Oatmeal Christmas Sensory Play (Photo from Train Up a Child)

Peppermint Scented Oatmeal Christmas Sensory Play (Photo from Train Up a Child)

Christmas Sensory Tub from Teaching Mama

Christmas Rice from Asperkids

Peppermint Scented Oatmeal Christmas Sensory Play from Train Up a Child

December Christmas Sensory Box from Too Blessed to Be Stressed

Christmas Sensory Bin from Sugar Aunts

Christmas Sensory Bin for Babies from Play Create Explore

Thrifty Christmas Sensory Box Play from Mama to 4 Blessings

A December Sensory Box from Praying for Parker

Christmas Sensory Tub from No Time for Flash Cards

Christmas Sensory Bin from Home Montessori with Fantasy

Christmas Sensory Bin from Gift of Curiosity

 Thanks to everyone for the wonderful sensory tub ideas!

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Notes:

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victims of the Connecticut shooting. If you’re wondering how to help your child cope with the tragedy, I have lots of resources here: Talking with Children about Tragedy.

If you’re looking for ways you can show you care, you may join us in a Day of Silence tomorrow. You’ll find details on the Day of Silence and where to make donations here: Day of Silence.

There’s also a beautiful movement on Twitter: Inspired to act: #26Acts of Kindness to honor those lost in Newtown, Conn.

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