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Friday, 13 May 2011

Texture boards

I created these sensory boards out of dollar store cutting boards and common objects from the craft cupboard and around the house. There is sand paper - kitchen scrubbies - car wash mits - placemats - terrycloth towelling - fun fur etc. The edging is made from colourful shoelaces and each item is glued down with tacky glue - I find it stronger than hot glue - it just had to dry for a couple of days before use.  The children really seem to enjoy them!

Montessori Monday We shared this Idea here! :)

14 comments:

  1. Oh - this is awesome! I am so going to make this too!

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  2. What a fantastic idea! We are busy with sensory bins at the moment and this will be a fantastic activity to go with them. Thank you for sharing

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  3. How simple & colorful! What a great idea! I am definitely going to pass this on to all my preschool and Special Ed. Teacher friends!

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  4. They are beautiful! How do you use them?

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  5. When the children are holding them - touching them - I sit with them and talk about whether the textures are bumpy - smooth - soft etc. We talk about other things that may feel similar and relate it to things in our life.

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  6. Thank you Michelle!
    I hope if anyone makes them they show me pictures!

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  7. Great idea! I love that you can just use tacky glue ... they're very professional looking and wouldn't be difficult to make! They would be a lot of fun to use with a blindfold, too! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. If you could add the Montessori Monday button, that would be awesome! I just shared your post on Twitter and the Living Montessori Now Facebook page.

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  8. I love them! I think Wheels would like them a lot better than the sandpaper ones I made. How did your kids like them?

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  9. Kylie the kids love them and revisit them often.

    Deb I will add the button! :)

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  10. They are so cute. I have been thinking of making some but didn't know where to start.... Thanks! They look awesome!

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  11. And I added you button to my blog :)

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  12. Wow, I love this idea!! I've wanted to make sensory boards, but wanted something sturdier than cardboard. I'll have to hit our local dollar stores and see what's available!

    PS: I'm your newest follower...can't wait to see what other fantastic ideas you have posted. I have a 2-year old, a baby on the way AND I'm an early childhood student, so can't wait to explore your blog! :)

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    1. Welcome April - there is plenty here to explore and lots of thrifty ideas which I hope you will find of great benefit! Enjoy that little bundle and have fun exploring together.

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