I LOVE sensory tubs. That said, sensory tubs weren’t created by Maria Montessori, and they aren’t considered Montessori materials. Still, they 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)
Christmas Sensory Bin from 3 Dinosaurs
Christmas Sensory Bin (Small Things) from Glittering Muffins (blog is no longer available)
Christmas Sensory Bin and Candy Cane Sensory Bin from Growing a Jeweled Rose (that particular blog post is no longer available)
Christmas Sensory Bin from Love, Play, Learn – post is no longer available
Christmas Sensory Bin from Blog Me Mom
Christmas Sensory Tub by Ness from One Perfect Day at Kids Activities Blog
Christmas Sensory Bin from Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
Christmas Treasure Bin from My Nearest and Dearest
Christmas Sensory Bin from The Pleasantest Thing
“Shivery Snow” Super Sensory Scented Cold Christmas “Snow” Tub from Learn with Play at Home
Christmas Sensory Bin from The Good Long Road (blog is no longer available)
December Sensory Bin from Jada Roo Can Do (blog is no longer available)I
Simple Snowman Sensory Bin (my post)
Christmas Sensory Bin from H is for Homeschooling
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 Peppermint Sensory Bin from Stir the Wonder
Christmas Sensory Tub from Our Cup of Tea
Christmas Sensory Tub from Teaching Mama
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 The OT Toolbox
Christmas Sensory Bin for Babies from Play Create Explore
Thrifty Christmas Sensory Box Play from Mama to 4 Blessings
Christmas Sensory Tub from No Time for Flash Cards
Christmas Sensory Bin from Gift of Curiosity
Thanks to everyone for the wonderful sensory tub ideas!
More Christmas Resources
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