Sub-Project: Sensory exploration of natural materials
Description: This activity is perfect for toddlers. Sensory play is food for the brain for toddlers and young children. They absorb information through the senses, it can be therapeutic, improve motor skills, raise awareness of how the world works, and contribute to language acquisition (build vocabulary and understand language). Preschoolers act like scientists when they learn through the senses.
Put various seeds in a can and have the children explore the seeds freely. To add complexity give them tools to play with such as plastic funnels, spoons, and empty jars they can use to fill the seeds with. This is a great sound exploration activity as well!
Learning Objective: making sense of the world through the senses (sense of touch/ sound).
Time frame: All year