You guys should know by now that every month I receive a product from Learning Resources to try out and see how we like it and this month we tried out the Science Sensory Tubes. So now your probably wondering exactly what that is! Well there were four clear tubes included in the kit along with an idea booklet.
So what do kids need to do with four clear tubes?? Well there are tons of things to do with them! They come with solid lids that fit on the end so you can actually put liquid in them and they also come with a vented lid to stimulate the nose… possibly with a flower or maybe add in some herbs and spices or some essential oils. Of course you can also put in anything solid and colorful!!! When we first received the tubes we were pretty excited to try them out so off we went on a hunt to find objects to put in the tubes for little Ms. Charlee Ann to try out. She is always fascinated with her sister’s ball collection. Her sister collects the tiny bouncy balls and Charlee Ann is never allowed to play with them because they are still a choking hazard for her. So we filled 2 of the tubes up with little bouncy balls and you should have seen her face light up!! She got the biggest grin on her face and looked at her sister in amazement and said really loud …. BALLS!! So then we found some beads and added them to another one and filled the last one full of bells. Every single one of them was a hit. We were able to shake them all and hear different sounds and look through the clear glass and see all the different colors! We had a ball….no pun intended.
We also had fun adding liquids to the tubes. If you mix different types of liquid into them like oil and water (a little food coloring for color) then start gently rocking them back and forth you can make yourself up a nice little wave pool. If you add a little glitter or maybe some little plastic fish it looks spectacular. We also filled one with rice and added some very small items like coins and the little monopoly houses and made a little game of shaking them up and searching for the toys.
I think Charlee Ann’s favorite thing to do with them is we take a couple of them on a walk. We fill them up with anything we can find on our walk including but certainly not limited to leaves, sticks, rocks, acorns. berries, and even some trash from the side of the road. We like to give her more than one to fill up because then we can work on colors to because they each have a different color lid. So we would ask her do you want to put the stick in the blue one or the orange one. See now we are working her mind in another direction.
The possibilities are endless with the Sensory Tubes from Learning Resources! We love them and I don’t really think it’s something that she will outgrow. As her age changes so will the items that we use, her sister is 13 and she even had fun with them.
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