Science Sensory Play

Hands on sensory play that allows children to investigate and experiment is essential. Having a tray of water (always under close supervision) with items that can be sorted into floating and sinking was this weeks activity!

The water was shallow so we spoke about weight – how come a whole apple site in the water but half an apple floats? Interesting questioning allowing the children to test different things and helped the children to take their play further. We spoke about the differences between dry and wet pom poms and how water can add weight to different textures! So much learning in one simple activity.

To take the play even further you could add a two boxes with float and sink written. However I would only add the boxes on the second day of play. Allowing children and then extending play in another direction the following day would work best.