Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Magnets, metal & black beans?

This week our sensory table features black beans. I love the black color of the beans and how they make the colors of the other objects inside pop. After an initial period of just exploring the beans with spoons and bowls, I decided to change out the pouring materials for some metal and non metal objects.
 I added metallic materials like washers, clips, screws and other miscellaneous objects. Also added were nonmetallic items like plastic and wood.
As the children played we discussed what kinds of materials stuck to the magnets. The metal did, the plastic and wood did not. 

The end! 

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