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Sensory Muffin Tin Monday

on July 6, 2009

Today there was no theme suggested over at Her Cup Overfloweth, so I decided to do a sensory tin. I was inspired by ABCand123 who have been asking for contributions for the Five Senses – and now I’ve logged on I see that they’re actually doing that theme today. So hop over there for more sensory activities!

The tin itself is very close to the Monkey Bites we did as a copycat tin a few weeks ago, because those went down so well. I just added a couple of things with strong smells or specific feels. And this time I blindfolded Froglet and made him guess using the other four senses. At the end I took the blindfold off and let him tell me what he could see too.

The one you can’t see is instant coffee powder. We also had banana pieces.

I did all four senses for each tin before passing on to the next one, which worked ok but I think next time I would have him smell all the tins in turn, then listen to them all in turn etc, because once he’d got in his mind that a tin sounded like x, he would keep guessing x if unsure, rather than reverting to I don’t know or thinking of something else.

As you can see, there was nothing there that he guessed first by touch, although if we had done them in a different order I think he would have got raisins and water. Next time I would do touch before smell – I intended to this time but accidentally started writing smell first!
Froglet hadn’t the faintest idea what the coffee was – when looking at it, he actually guessed brown sugar after I’d written down “don’t know” – and that’s because we don’t drink coffee. We only have it in for guests. So no, I didn’t make him drink it.

Check out HCO (link above) to see what the other creative mums have done this week.

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9 responses to “Sensory Muffin Tin Monday

  1. Bran says:

    What a Wonderful idea!!

  2. This is such a fun and educational idea!! I will be copying this one soon for our MTT–I'll make sure and link back to you for all the credit:-).

    LOVE this, thanks for sharing!

  3. Annette W. says:

    This is agreat idea! I came from ABC and 123.

  4. Julie says:

    That is a good idea! I don't think my little guy would know coffee, either. We love our tea around our house lol.

  5. What a great idea! I did something similar when we did the theme – “foods you can eat with a straw” but it was only taste!

    Great jon and thanks for joining us!

  6. MamaGames says:

    I love this idea! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  7. Great idea! Happy MTM 🙂

  8. Tammy says:

    Fantastic idea!

  9. Diva Mamma says:

    What a great idea! I'll have to remember that. TFS!

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