Get your little ones ready for spring and welcome it with cool activities. I have spring sensory play for toddlers that they will surely love. Check out the fun "colorful worms" indoor spring activity for kids.
María Montessori was a doctor with training in biology and anthropology. She carried out different investigations initially focused on children who, at that time, were considered abnormal, in other words, with children who were in disabling conditions. The main objective of this was to reduce the rate of abandonment of children on the streets.
Montessori pedagogy works on three fundamental principles that determine children's learning processes, "a prepared environment, a humble teacher and materials." A prepared environment is a place designed by the adult in which children can freely explore, where they can get to know themselves and their surroundings at the same time.
The adult is the one who must have the ability to identify children's needs, design the space where they can develop their skills, respecting the learning moments of each child. The different times of learning, and the personality of each one. Finally, the materials must have the quality of being attractive to children. Through their manipulation, children can develop their skills.
With the Montessori learning method, children develop their skills freely, strengthening their autonomy and independence through their own choice of materials. It is essential to highlight that children learn in a specific way; that's why it is crucial to manipulate the material and learn from their own experience. Children receive their worldly learning by using their senses. They must obtain adequate stimulation of their senses using different textures, colors, sounds, and temperatures.
THEME: SPRING SENSORY PLAY FOR TODDLERS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Sensory stimulus
Age: 1-2-year-old children
Goal: Through this spring sensory play for toddlers activity, the children will develop their senses using different stimuli.
Difficulty level: Basic. This spring sensory play for toddlers activity is designed for children to carry out autonomously and independently through exploration.
- Visual discrimination
- Color identification
- Texture recognition
- Smell recognition
- Temperature recognition
- Precision in hand and finger movements
- Cooked spaghetti
- Food coloring
- Ziploc bags (2)
- A container
- Spaghetti spoon
(Adult help and supervision)
Put some spaghetti in each bag.
Add a few drops of food coloring to each bag, seal the bags and mix until the spaghetti is colored.
Put the spaghetti in the container and allow children to explore with it.
Spring sensory play for toddlers activity with colored spaghetti
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After fun spring sensory play for toddlers, give your little ones some new coloring sheets. Click the link below to download our free printable bird worksheets.
HOW TO DEVELOP THIS SPRING SENSORY PLAY FOR TODDLERS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 1
This spring sensory play for toddlers activity can be done with younger children. The sensory bags can be made with different colors and materials to reduce the difficulty level and make the exercise more attractive for children. The spaghetti can be replaced with coins or pompoms to slide around in the bag. In this way, a sensory activity appropriate to the child's development and abilities will be carried out with an adult's supervision.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 2
This spring sensory play for toddlers activity can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level and make the exercise more appealing for children, they can carry out each step to prepare the material. They can insert the spaghetti into the bags, paint them and then manipulate them with their hands. In this way, a kid activity appropriate to children's development and abilities will be carried out.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – SPRING SENSORY PLAY FOR TODDLERS WITH WORMS FULL OF COLORS
In this spring sensory play for toddlers video, you will find the step-by-step of the "WORMS FULL OF COLORS" activity designed to strengthen and stimulate the senses of children ages 1-2 years old.
This spring sensory play for toddlers activity will allow them to develop visual discrimination, color identification, texture recognition, smell recognition, temperature recognition, autonomy, confidence, and precision in hand and finger movements. The materials required to carry out the activity are cooked spaghetti, food coloring, Ziploc bags, and a container. (ADULT HELP AND SUPERVISION)
Do you like our food spring sensory play for toddlers? Make sure to check out our other food activities for preschoolers.
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