Fill the table with rice. Mix in some non-magnetic plastic beads (such as colorful pony beads), magnetic marbles, and colored metal paper clips. Include a magnet wand for each child. Children explore with the magnets in the sensory table, discovering which items are magnetic and which are not, and using the magnet wands to find buried magnetic treasure.
One of our favorite “brain building activities” are playing with a variety of sensory items, mixing soft, and scratchy or squishy and rough. Sometimes the most simple activities can be the ones that the kids enjoy doing the most!