Do your preschool and pre-k children love the sensory table? This Veggie Sensory Table is perfect to set up during a Farm Theme. It’s very simple to set up: just add plastic vegetables and scrub brushes to soapy water in your sensory table for this fun activity!
Veggie Sensory Table
Children enjoy exploring a variety of textures in the sensory table. It’s beneficial to also use water at times rather than always using dry sensory fillers, such as sand, corn, or beans.
For this sensory table, you will need:
- Mild dish detergent or liquid Castile soap
- Plastic toy vegetables and fruits
- Scrub brushes
Farm Sensory Table: Make Connections with Your Theme
To make connections between this sensory table and our Farm Theme, I talked to the children about how farmers plant the seeds in the soil and the vegetables grow.
When vegetables are picked on the farm, they need to be cleaned before we can eat them. Vegetables can be dirty from the soil and may have pesticides on them. This is why they need to be scrubbed before eating.
The children really enjoyed this activity! Don’t they always love the chores we don’t like to do?
Fruits also have to be scrubbed before eating, so those are good to add to this sensory table as well.
You can use plastic toy vegetables and fruits like I did. You could even try some real vegetables and fruits. If using real ones, you might want to choose those with tough outer peels, such as bananas or mini pumpkins.
If your plastic vegetables have holes in them, use a glue gun to stop up the hole with hot glue. That way, water won’t get into them and grow mold or mildew.
Find more Farm Activities for Pre-K on the category page.