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Sensory baskets

Exploring texture, noise, properties of materials and colours.

Let your child go wild with household items - just ensure they are safe items for babies and children to play with.

(Never leave your young child alone with a sensory basket)


Close your eyes feel the item - what is it?

Take away an item - can you work out which item is missing?

What noise does it make? Can you describe the sound using adjectives? This sound is soft, this sound is loud and crunchy.

How does it feel? Can you use the word in a sentence? e.g. 'The paper bag was crinkly and spotty.'

Predict and then test whether each item floats or sinks in water.


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