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Sticky Table Sensory Play

Today we tried this Sticky Table Sensory Play activity spotted on Pinterest. Actually, it came from a Teach Preschool post! I should have known. Winking smile  Apparently, it’s also an Ooey Gooey Lady activity.

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The idea is Contact Paper sticky side up taped to a table. The idea showed using pom-poms to stick & remove. I loved this idea but thought it needed something more so we added ribbon and lengths of yarn.  The ribbon is a little more challenging to remove and allows for more designs. What a fun idea! I like that it’s a sensory activity but it’s one that’s not messy and it involves basic items. Messy is great but sometimes we need something that’s not.
Sticky Table Sensory Play

A two-year-old was working on the left side of the table and a 5-year-old at the right side. On the bottom right, an 8-year-old made the square/X & heart designs.

Obviously, this comment below was a from a while back!

Pinterest is amazing if you haven’t been there.  So many ideas and a great way to organize them. Way better than bookmarking on your computer. It’s very visual and you can save ideas into folders you create to find them again later. Plus, it’s not just ideas you find, but what others find and pin too. So inspiring!

Liz Mccaw

Saturday 12th of January 2013

Love your idea and had to find contact paper right away! I'm sure the kids will live it next week! Thanks. Liz:)


Sunday 18th of December 2011

This is a great idea! Just found you via a google search for sticky play ideas with my kids - now following :)


Thursday 25th of August 2011

We included this in our 'treasury' of unique sensory play ideas at our blog, MPM School Supplies Blog! We were sure to give photo/idea credit, as well as a link back to your site, but we'd love your feedback!

Please let me know if there are any problems!

Thanks so much,Kayla Johnson

Deborah (Teach Preschool)

Wednesday 20th of July 2011

Haha - I love a sticky table and Pinterest!