During Nutrition week in the preschool classroom, we turned the sensory table into a garden table. We dumped in some gardening soil and used trowels and shovels to pretend to plow the garden and grow play fruits and vegetables. They learned in which food group each of those foods belonged. And they enjoyed digging in the dirt!
The following theme for the week is Mr. Yuk and learning about household poisons and chemicals. To introduce that week, we turned the sensory table into a washing station. We emptied out the gardening soil and filled the table with soap and water. The students now had to wash the fruits and vegetables, washing off the chemicals and pesticides often sprayed on crops.