Clean mud? While it seems like an oxymoron, this magical substance is perfect for the sensory table. It smells great, feels amazing, and only requires TWO ingredients!
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Polar Animals Preschool Unit$10.00
Your preschool and Pre-K students will learn all about penguins, polar bears, and more in this complete Polar Animals Preschool Unit that is just right for 3-6-year-olds! The unit includes detailed circle time lesson plans, printable activities, and centers too.
An Ivory Explosion
First, invite the students to take turns exploring the ivory soap with their senses. Talk about how it feels, how it looks, how it smells. Then, do Happy Hooligan’s Ivory Explosion experiment. The kids will be amazed to see how the soap changes from a hard bar to a cloud of soapy, crumbly substance. (Follow the directions here.) This is a 100% must-do experiment, even if clean mud isn’t in the lesson plan!
Rip Roaring Fun!
When the soap is ready, it’s time for a whole new fun activity – shredding the paper! This is a great sensory and fine motor activity in itself! Remove the toilet paper from the roll and rip it into pieces.
Making the Clean Mud
Next, add the soap crumbles from the Ivory Soap experiment, and a cup of very warm water. Squish and mix and knead it, and in no time, the sensory bin is full of gorgeous clean mud! It has such an interesting and touchable consistency!
If the students are learning about polar animals, add penguins and Arctic animals to the mix. Such a fun sensory center! This is the perfect center if the class is stuck inside.
Have fun playing and learning with your children today.
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