Children are not passive – they are curious about their environment. Sensory activities help children put meaning to their world as they touch, see, hear, smell and feel. In the fall the sensory table may contain dry leaves and pine cones. In spring it may be “rain” water and in summer it may be filled with sand and seaside shells
Manipulative materials like play dough, clay, mud and finger paints are occasionally put on the table to stimulate the tactile and sensory awareness of the children.