This no-mess sensory play activity for children doubles as a fantastic opportunity to learn math through art. Children learn to observe geometric shapes and angles as they create temporary mosaic art. Find more fun ways to teach kids math.
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Math Art Play Activity for Children: Sensory Wall Mosaic Art
Following the huge success of our pattern blocks on contact paper play, I decided to try putting it all up on our wall.
Wooden pattern blocks make for an incredible visual and sensory experience! This type of art activity helps kids understand the relationships between different shapes and geometric angles. Pattern blocks also offer wonderful opportunities to explore symmetry.
The small foam blocks we used are great for writing names, adding a nice literacy element to this activity:
The foam blocks were also easier for the kids to stick on, since they are light weight. You have to sort of press the pattern blocks on for them to stay.
Once up, both foam blocks and pattern blocks stay for hours (it’s been over 48 hours now, and they’ve remained stuck to our wall without any trouble). At first, I worried that the contact paper might ruin the wooden blocks, but it doesn’t seem to be cause any trouble.
Johnny especially loved the feel of the soft foam stuck to the contact paper – all the more since we had the blocks spelling out his and Emma’s names!
We’ll leave this up for a few more days – it’s fun to play with, and beautiful to look at!
Why Choose A Sensory Activity Like This?
Simple activities like this one are wonderful for breaking up rainy days and resetting grumpy days. Here are a few other fun sensory play activities for children that I recommend:
- Spring Flower Sensory Play
- Light Table Play
- Simple and Affordable Sensory Table Solution
- Instant Glitter Play Dough
- Making Gak
- Magnet Sensory Bin
- Summer Sensory Play
- DIY Sandbox
Do you have a favorite sensory play activity for children that we should try? How about a fun way to learn math?
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