* Lesson plan objectives and assessments can be adapted to use this activity with preschool students.
Child will develop sensory motor skill
Child will practice problem-solving skills by determining matching items
Child will develop new vocabulary
CDA Competency Standard: II.5.2a
Materials and equipment stimulate children’s thinking and problem-solving
a) Materials and equipment provide a variety of opportunities for cognitive development
rainbow colored rice
Large plastic bin
Pairs of items for every color of the rainbow
Cups or small bowls
Prepare the sensory bin by adding all the materials to the large plastic bin.
Find a comfortable place to introduce the sensory bin to the child.
Ask the child to help you find the match to an item. Repeat the name of the items several times.
**Always monitor children during sensory play.
Observe and record the child’s problem-solving skills. Were they able to locate the matching item? Did they attempt to repeat the word back to you?
For Future Reference
When this training is over, it's going to be hard to remember all these lesson plans! We want you to get the most from this training, and continue to use this information in your classroom. We have put the lesson plans in this course, that are produced by Successful Solutions, on our resource website, www.Lessons4Learners.com, where you can continue to access them after your training expires. Be sure to bookmark the direct link to the page where the lesson plans can be found for easy access in the future at: http://www.lessons4learners.com/sensory-bins.html
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