Our Pre-K teacher came up to me yesterday and asked if we could create a new sensory tub for the Christmas season. She had gotten a great idea from that most stupendous resource, "The Mailbox." I just love "The Mailbox."
The sensory tub has a Gingerbread theme. Here is what you need:
1 5 lb. bag of flour
1 carton of salt
3 tbsp. ground allspice
3 tbsp. ground cinnamon
3 tbsp. ground cloves
3 tbsp. ground ginger
Pour all the ingredients in your sensory space and mix together.
So you're probably thinking this seems like a messy sensory tub. The answer to that is, Yes, it is a messy sensory tub. I don't have pictures, but we had children covered in this mixture, but oh my--they sure smelled yummy. The aroma is just DELICIOUS.
In the tub I had put some measuring spoons, sifters, cups, and wooden spoons. They had a ball with it. When they were done, they got brushed down with the dust pan broom. They thought it was hilarious. We used a broom to get the floor, but the article suggests a vacuum to clean up the floor area. (It says that after vacuuming up the mixture, your vacuum bag will smell like gingerbread.
Oh, one other thing. As many of you know, Mrs. Nodolski "gets by" in the kitchen. So I had to go out and buy the spices needed for the mixture. OH MY! Do you know how much those little packages of spices cost? Sticker shock for me. Next year I can hopefully look around for some cheaper brand of spices.