Sensorial experiences are one of the key elements in a
Montessori environment. By engaging their senses they begin to
explore and discover the world around them.
It's why kids like to squish their toes in mud!
It engages their senses and is an exciting tactile experience.
Hannah's sensory tub is a clear plastic storage tub with lid,
and I fill it with lots of different materials that differ in texture, weight, size, and shape.
I also include lots of scoops, bowls, pairs, and even a funnel -
So that even playing with the same box will be a different experience,
which keeps it interesting, while improving their fine motor dexterity.
Do a Google Image search for 'Montessori Sensory Tubs' and be inspired.
There are some fabulous ideas out there.