Friday, August 12, 2011

Space Themed Sensory & Pretend Play

After we completed our Making Moon Craters activity, I decided to keep rolling with the pretend play and turn it into more of a sensory experience. My son’s always been particular about tactile sensations, so I’m trying to provide him with frequent opportunities for sensory play.


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It was nothing too fancy, but Dude played with it for quite awhile.

It basically consisted of:
A black piece of fabric
Rocks (asteroids)
Bouncy Balls (planets)
Some dollar store plastic and foam stars
Space TOOB (This has a great variety of figures, even a space monkey!)


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I also put together a pretend Earth out of stuff we had on hand. The blue base is actually the boys old changing pad cover. (I liked the soft velvety texture of this.) I topped that with some green Easter grass and a plastic piece of “land” from another playset we have.


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10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ….Blastoff!


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There was lots of blasting off, flying around other planets, exploring the moon, making craters, and even fixing the Hubble telescope.


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I just love watching little imaginations at work!


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