Thursday, November 10, 2011

Princess sensory tub: Day 9

Princess Sensory bin

Day 9 Challenge: Sensory tub play

CJ's school has lots of sensory tubs - Rice, Shaving cream, corn, Sand, Cooked pasta, dry pasta.... and her teacher says CJ loves sensory play the most. To avoid the repetition of play I generally skip the sensory play @home. But I got fascinated by the pink Fairy Sensory Tub on Imagination tree, My pink and princess obsessed girl will love it! Making pink rice in half day was impossible so we made a lentil princess sensory tub. I showed CJ few lentil boxes and asked her what type of lentil she wanted. She said "Mommy, lets make Garden, Sand and rocks". So we used Mung Dal, Brown Masoor Dal and polished Masoor Dal(Orange)

Materials Used:

Lentils - Mung dal, Masoor dal(orange and brown)
Clear plastic container
Shallow cardboard box
Hair clips
Fake flowers
Princess toys
Pink cups
Paper towel rolls
Measuring cups
Disposable Cups, ziploc containers

Sensory tub

We started filling a clear plastic container but it was little deep and that meant lot of lentils

So We shifted to a shallow cardboard box.

Lentil layer!

Princesses and friends!

Hair clips on the garden, Carriage on the rocks!

I added some fake flowers too!

Mommy! The flowers are in the garden! Silly you!

Sensory Play

After we completed the sensory box, on CJ's request, we shifted the box into the clear plastic box. I thought that was a better idea, easy to store after play. All set for play! I gave her few measuring cups, disposable cups and straws. I noticed that she was having more fun scooping and pouring the lentils.

I made her a Paper roll castle so that she can pour lentils. The pink girl placed few pinks cups as castle!

CJ saw my castle tower and said "Mommy, your castle is not having a door. I want my princess to go in and out" so she made a paper roll castle with door

Princess in!

Princess out!

Lentil Rain!

Falling Hair clips!

After playing for few hours, CJ asked for a ziploc container and said "Mommy, wait its a surprise for you!"

Surprise! Flower Garden!
Lentil flower garden


  1. hi,This is my first visit very inspiring blog you have.

  2. What fun you guys had. My little one loves princesses too!!


  3. I love your blog; seriously. I always find stuff here to inspire me. This is why I am awarding you the Sunshine award. Please find the details and collect your award at

  4. Wow, your kid is a lucky, lucky girl! That sensory tray looks amazing, and I love your follow up pictures of her playing. It really seems as though she had a wonderful time with it, and look at all that creative energy flowing!

    Great job! I may have to steal ideas like this once my son gets a little older!

  5. Hi Esther, I enjoy your blog and think your ideas are really great! I am passing the Versatile Blogger Award on to you. You can check out for details!

  6. Brilliant! What little princess wouldn't love that!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  7. What a cute idea! Perfect for the girls ;-) Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase

  8. I have never done a sensory tub. I see them everywhere however. This looked like lots of fun. I like how it kept getting more and more detailed. Thanks for sharing with us at Monday Madness. I need to try this soon with my little ones.

  9. This would be something my girls would totally get involved in. Looks like a lot of fun was had. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.