Sensory Spring Table Investigation. Invitation to Play.

Nov 16, 2014



With Spring in full bloom here in Melbourne, the garden has come alive with a variety of flowers and nature. To investigate this change in season further and explore different aspect of natural objects, I set up a simple Sensory Spring Table Exploration for my son. 



Ages: 2+ (My son is almost 3 here)




The first thing we did was to go outside and get close to nature. We touched, smelt, gathered and talked about the different plants and flowers in our garden. When we'd gathered enough supplies, we took them back inside and added a couple of extra materials to allow for some open-ended play and investigation.


Spring Table Sensory Investigation Materials:
  • Flowers/plants/leaves/fruit from the garden. Pick a variety of different scents
  • Containers of varying shapes and sizes, some with lids
  • Kitchen Utensils like tongs, spoon, whisk, scissors, motor & pestle, lemon juicer etc.
  • Water (some coloured, some not)






There are no instructions, just free play and exploration.



With just a few supplies, a great number of skills are being practiced. Squeezing, juicing, crushing, pouring, cutting, mixing, scooping, transferring, fine motor, estimation, concentration and more.









Yes, there were spills but that is all part of what he is learning



We hope you enjoy setting up your own Spring Sensory Table Invitation to Play.

Here are some of our other Invitations to Play that you might be interested in:


For open-ended Christmas fun:



Happy playing,
Debs :)


Look where else we are. Are you following along? :)
New Here? Subscribe to get all activities sent directly to you
Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner


13 comments:

  1. What a beautiful feast for the senses! So much learning is happening here. Lovely photographs too :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is gorgeous! I know a little boy who is obsessed with making potions, he would adore this!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks Alison. My son was entertained for probably around an hour (a long time!). Hope your little boy enjoys it too :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Refining the tenor of accomplishment and perfection, APTRON is an obvious name among Linux Training providers in Gurgaon . Open Path has evacuated the hole between hypothetical Linux courses and practical knowledge of field by providing amazing real time Linux training on live implementation.
    For More Info:- Linux Training in Gurgaon

    ReplyDelete
  5. Taldeen is an Handling Solutions products manufacturing company in Hail, Saudi Arabia. The Handling Solutions Products Are Plastic Pallets And Plastic Crates. Visit The Webpage of Taldeen Handling Solutions For More Details Of It. For Visiting Click The Below Blue Color Words
    Handling Solutions | Plastic Pallets

    ReplyDelete
  6. Children learn by playing at home and doing practice with their tiny fingers and hands. Kids following their parents and teacher's profession and audits following the Passion Planner Coupon is an important tool to make the passion.

    ReplyDelete
  7. At InStyleJackets, we are glad to dispatch the most recent trends of leather blazers for our esteemed clients.
    Leather Bomber Jacket Women

    ReplyDelete
  8. Ilforno is the Best italian restaurant in UAE offers Mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, mushroom, black olives, chicken, pepperoni, Potato & cheddar cheese and many more delicious and cheezy Italian food to make your day, buy the best Italian food in abu dhabi
    Best pasta in abu dhabi

    ReplyDelete
  9. Women's Leather Bomber Jackets
    instylejackets provede best fashion and celebrity leather jacket quality to all of the customers with the best leather jacket quality. provide not only jackets coats, vest and all the custom designs. visit to our website and get your jacket.

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is quite a good blog.Are you also searching for Nursing Research Paper Help? we are the best solution for you. We are best known for delivering nursing writing services to students without having to break the bank.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to comment! I love reading them all.