We love changing the sensory tables to correspond with what the children are learning about, and interested in, at school.
Recently, Teacher Amanda created an awesome "reused materials" sensory table. She used packing material, wine corks, canisters and bottles and even the green lids from the applesauce the children had been enjoying for snack. It was so fun for the kids to see these things that would normally be tossed out or recycled being repurposed first (and then recycled)! They loved sifting and sorting through all the materials.
The next table idea came from our Luscher Farm field trip. In preparation of our outing, we read a lot of farm books with the kids and got out farm animal toys. The sensory table was filled with chicken feed and farm toys. Green wooden blocks were added so they could create "pens" or "barns" and yogurt tubs to help them scoop and pour. The kids love it!