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Making a Sensory Table!

DIY Sensory Table is so easy to make! Step by step instruction are included to make a sensory table that is perfect for having loads of fun!

Hey guys and dolls, how's it going?

I'm back today to link up with Tara

for another

In my previous posts here and here,

I've been getting a head start and making some materials

for my sensory table.

Without further ado, here we go....

So, sensory tables can be a bit expensive, and they can be pretty big.

My current kindergarten classroom is a bit smaller than my previous one,

because I have a restroom in my classroom. 

Trust me, I'd rather downsize the class than have to 

be without a restroom in kindergarten!!!

So, I was looking on Pinterest, doing a little bit of research on sensory tables and materials,

and I saw that a lot of people had built some...... I'm definitely not a carpenter, but my dad is a pretty good handyman!

So....before I asked him, I decided that I wanted a pretty sturdy one, 

not out of PVC pipe, because I had a feeling that at the

end of it I would be like Amelia Bedelia,

all tied up and tangled up in PVC pipe, lol!!

So, wood it would be (no pun intended...maybe)!!

My dad took one look at the picture, and he was like, 

"oh yeah, that'll be no problem!"

I went to Wal-Mart, and decided on the size of the Sterilite tub that I wanted.

Off to Lowe's we went, and he decided that I should get some 

1 X 4's instead of 1 X 6's.

My dad measured and started cutting! He even got in on the picture taking,

pausing and asking did I want to take a picture at each stage, lol!

What did you say? Where was I? Umhmmm....I was sitting right here, watching!!

It's coming together!

My brother decided to get in on the action.

Ain't it so stinkin' cute?!?!  

Here they go, all completed!! He added some thingie's at the bottom to stabilize it.

Now, it's paint time!!!!!! I used the one with the gloss finish.

It's not as easy as it looks, my dad took over so I could take some pictures.

Now, it's time for the polka dots!!!!

And voila! Here they are!

I absolutely LOVE them, and I can't wait to use them!!!!

If sensory tables go well this year, who knows,

I may ask him to build one large one, lol!!

Shhh.....don't tell him I said so!

Come on over and see what everyone else is doing!


  1. Angela, I love your sensory tables. What a great idea. You can definitely tell you put a lot of time and effort into them. Your kiddos will love them! Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. I love your sensory tables. I have a 20 month old daughter and we have been creating some over the summer as well. However, I never thought to make a stand for them. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

    Elementary School Garden

    1. She will love it!!! You're so welcome!

  3. I think these are the cutest little tables. It is nice that you have two tables so that they could be used at the same time for different things or in different areas of the classroom-maybe one for science stuff water things and the other for more literacy based as you have shown in your pictures.

    1. Debra, that's what I'm thinking, I love the fact that if I want to, I can use them for different things!

  4. I don't teach Kindergarten anymore and I don't have sensory tables, but I WANT one. They turned out awesome!!! I've pinned them to the Teachers of Pinterest Sensory Learning board! :)
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. This will be my first time using them in years, I haven't used them since I worked in a Child Development Center almost 10 years ago!

  5. I am having the same emotional roller coaster as Alison!! They turned out awesome and I can see them being an awesome addition to your classroom. I'm sharing it with my mom who runs a daycare!
    Tales of a Tenacious Teacher

    1. Hopefully, I'll post about my journey with sensory tables periodically!

  6. SO adorable! I love that your Dad got in to the picture taking. Also, my little miss says that it's cool your dad is a "fixer man" too!!

  7. Griff, these are absolutely adorable! What a sweet daddy you have.

  8. First, thank you for making the time and room for sensory tables. It is so important for the little ones to have these experiences!

    They turned out great. I love the polka dots.

    My Bright Blue House

    1. Thank you!!! I want them to enjoy learning at school!


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