These two sensory table ideas are great to set up during a Pond Life unit. Children can play in the water in the sensory table while also exploring a model pond habitat and a float and sink lily pad table.
Lily Pads, Turtles, Frogs, & Fish
This is a fun sensory table to go with a pond or water animals theme. First, cut green craft foam sheets into lily pad shapes. Pour water in the sensory table, and add the lily pads. Then add some small plastic animals, such as fish in the water, and turtles and frogs to place on the lily pads. The craft foam lily pads will float even after you put animals on top of them.
This sensory table resembles a turtle habitat, either a lake, pond, or a riverbed. I placed large river rocks in the bottom of the table (purchased in the floral department of a craft store). I filled in the bottom of the table with natural-looking aquarium rocks. I added some aquarium grass and the small plastic turtles.
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