Here’s how to make a Valentine sensory tub, using things you have around the house, in four simple steps :: giving lots of opportunity for sensory play, maths and imaginary play.
You can use sensory tubs for the pure delight of exploring the senses, as a way to calm or stimulate children, and also for maths, literacy and imaginary play.
See our guide on how to make a sensory tub and then use these seasonal ideas to make sensory tubs for each month of the year.
Seasonal sensory tubs for every month
A candy cane sensory tub is easy to put together and smells just like Christmas. The more you play, the more the air fills with the lovely scent of peppermint. Here’s how to prepare your tub, along with five other fantastic ideas for Christmas sensory play.
Candy cane sensory play
Discovery baskets are a wonderful way to provide your baby or toddler with a variety of interesting materials to explore and talk about. Here are some favourite ideas for how to use discovery baskets for sensory play and language activities.
Discovery baskets for baby and toddler
5 relaxing lavender sensory play activities
Ahh, just looking at that picture makes me relax a little. We often use sensory play as a lovely way to chill out after school, or to transition from a busy day towards bedtime. Tired children sometimes need a little direction and sensory play offers an activity idea that’s interesting but also calming and relaxing. Play dough is our favourite choice for sensory play but today we tried something different: lavender dyed rice. It’s touchy-feely and smells wonderful – perfect for chilled out kids. Here’s how to dye rice and make a bedtime sensory tub.