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......
......now 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!