I love sensory play, and I’d love to share with you my absolute favorite sensory table set up — coffee beans and chocolate play dough with construction trucks! Forgive the photo above; I moved the sensory table right next to the door to easily sweep up any messes, and I blurred our messy cubbies in the background… I double this recipe and made it gluten free (by substituting the flour with 3/4 cup corn starch and 3/4 cup rice flour). The good news is that the recipe is 100 percent edible if some kids taste it (because it smells delicious). I added coffee beans (because my kids are out of the tasting stage!) as “rocks,” and my students scoop the mud and rocks with the trucks. My classroom smells delicious, and I have a large group of obsessed construction workers. :)
This is also so easy to do at home, and is by far my go-to gift for toddler boys (I put all of the supplies in an under-bed storage container, remove the coffee beans if the child is still experimenting by putting things in her mouth).