BEACH SMALL WORLD & SENSORY PLAY
We LOVE using our @thestep2company water table to create small worlds. The separate compartments give us so many ways to set up creative invitations to play. For our beach small world we used the large area for shells and water...simple but so fun! Then in the smaller section we created our own beach with a little beach hut, some sand and a few additional loose parts.
Did the kids mix the sand and the water? You bet! But that's okay! It's part of the fun and the sensory experience, just make sure everyone is on board before you let the mixing begin.
My oldest wanted to play for a couple of days with the items separate and thankfully her baby sister obliged. But after sissy gave her the go-ahead she was very excited to play “Hurricane.” She LOVED combining all of the sand, shells and water into one collection. This added a whole new layer of sensory play, that kept her busy for quite a while.
And if you’re wondering about clean up, each of the girls got to play with a colander. They sifted and collected the shells and gems, and clean up was just another part of the play!