Over the current school year, we have created a number of sensory experiences for our pupils. Many of the sensory play activities we create are in the form of sensory bins.
Shredded paper sensory activity was the cheapest sensory bin we have ever put together. Playing with shredded paper is so much fun. Shredded paper is a tactile sensory learning experience. But what is the point of this apart from making a mess?
The children have learnt to:
- relax and enjoy the process rather than the end result
- social interaction including co-operative and parallel play
- promote gross and fine motor skill development
- affirm individuality and build self-esteem as they engage in spontaneous play without pre-set ideas
- allow them to explore care free and make a mess
- explore messy play without getting dirty (some children don’t like getting dirty)
- gain social skills and strategies for sharing space to gain spatial awareness
And we know, the activity doesn’t have to be perfect, but it has to be FUN!!!