Awesome African Sensory Idea for Kids You Need to See

Our topic this month in our Mother Goose Time Curriculum has been African safari. There have been many fun things we have done while going through this unit, but one that was really enjoyed by both of the boys was making our own African sensory idea that became an extension off of the lesson.

African Safari

Quite a few of our activities are made with our MGT materials. That’s one of the things I love so much about this curriculum it is very hands on it is for kids, and they provide you will all the materials and the manipuatives you need for the month.

African Huts

Before we started using our sensory bin we made some DIY african huts. The kids cut out the doorway, covered them in glue, and then rolled them in brown sand. They had African people to use in the huts as well.

You could probably find some African printable people and use straws to stand them up. I have a link above for the souffle cups to make your own huts and the brown sand art sand is listed there as well.

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African Hut Craft

Ethan decided to cut out, color, and glue part of a paper plate under his hut.African Hut Craft African Hut Craft

During another day of our African unit, we used our manipulatives (animals) and had them migrate across the room. We started out with our animals around the house and the cornmeal in the middle of the room. The animals were “migrating” to find food, and we talked about how African animals do this every year.

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The kids were having so much fun playing with our migrating animals in the cornmeal, we decided to add them into one of our big sensory bins and add a few more items to make an African sensory idea. We decided to added our huts, and an African village TOOB.

African Village TOOB

What’s Inside The African Sensory Idea?

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The boys have played with this bin quite a bit so far, and I’m sure it will get more use during the last week of our African unit!!


 

Stop over to my African Continent board on Pinterest for other great African unit study Ideas

Follow Mama Of Many Blessings’s board Africa Learning Ideas on Pinterest.


I am linking up with THESE great linky parties, stop over to find other great hands on learning ideas and more!

 

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Comments

  1. What a great bin! I’m think I’m going to add some sensory play in our continent boxes I’m creating for next year. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Amanda,
      Thank you! My boys really enjoy sensory play ideas, and it is so calming to them. I’ll bet your boys would love some added sensory play for next year. Have fun creating your continent boxes, I always love putting them together. Have a blessed week!

  2. This is so cool! I love this sensory bin idea!

    Would love to see your posts in the Practical Mondays Link Up:)

    • Swapna,
      Thank you so much!! My kids LOVE sensory bins so I continue to make them. The day they don’t use them anymore will be a sad day, thats for sure!! I will try and get a chance to stop over and link up! Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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