Lucky Animals PlayTray
The bilingual board book 12 Lucky Animals written by Vicki Lee and illustrated by Joey Chou is a great introduction to the Lunar New Year animals. To recreate the book the Playtray is perfect for a sensory invitation to explore parts of the cultures traditions.
To create this sensory tray place rice, lucky money, red envelopes, animal figurines, and utensils/cups to pour/scoop.
Since children learn best and retain the most information when they engage their senses, inviting children the opportunity to investigate sensory materials it helps them develop and refine their cognitive, social and emotional, physical, creative and linguistic skill sets, simply through exploring and experimenting.