Sand Sensory Recipes and Observation Sheet

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This is a collection of sand recipes that can be used in your sensory bin or sand and water table. Included are recipes for flour sand, sugar sand, glittery sand, scented sand, foam sand, and sand slime. Pictures are included. There is also a science observation sheet included. Allow children to observe the different sand, ask them questions, and record their observations.

Two pages of recipes, four pages of picture examples, and two pages of observation sheets, as well as an observation sheet for children to draw their observations are all included.

Standards used in this resource are Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework Standards: Preschooler Domains. However, this activity can also be used with elementary students as well.

Preschooler Scientific Reasoning: Scientific Inquiry

Goal P-SCI 1. Child observes and describes observable phenomena (objects, materials, organisms, and events).

Goal P-SCI 2. Child engages in scientific talk.

Goal P-SCI 3. Child compares and categorizes observable phenomena.

Preschooler Scientific Reasoning: Reasoning and Problem-Solving

Goal P-SCI 4. Child asks a question, gathers information, and makes predictions.

Goal P-SCI 5. Child plans and conducts investigations and experiments.

Goal P-SCI 6. Child analyzes results, draws conclusions, and communicates results.

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