Sensory activities with fruits
Sensory activities if used judiciously can work as that perfect kids activity when dealing with kids from multiple age groups.
It all started when my 4 year old mocked my 2 year for mistaking peeled and chopped pears for apples. In my toddler’s defense the two crucial elements she needed to identify an object were removed. Apple- big, round and red. All she has in front of her were white squishy pieces of something. Then she used her sense of taste and of course she knew those were apples. This led to a super fun kids activity. I can’t even call it an “activity” since it was more of a talking, feeling and exploring kind of afternoon But boy oh by did they love it!
I made this sensory bin simply using the fruits I hand on hand and construction paper.
I had four sections. A whole fruit, A sliced piece, skin and a few pieces for tasting. When the kids came over, they were wide eyed and squealed. My toddler ofcourse went for the strawberries and started just eating them before I had a chance to even tell them what we were doing.
This kids activity created a sensory explosion since it stimulated all the five senses. We observed the fruits and looked for similarities and differences.
This sensory activity is a very hands on kids activity which involved lots of communication and exploring with the kids. So sorry not many action shots.