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How to Create a Simple Sensory Station to Help Your Students Regain Focus

Sometimes, useful art classroom strategies come from other content areas. A fabulous kindergarten teacher, Jaime Hammack, showed me how a sensory table could be an excellent break for both my special populations and regular education students. Both groups can benefit from a sensory “brain break” that gives them a chance to refocus and increase their classroom productivity.

Watch this short video to see how easy it would be to implement in your classroom; whether through a large station or a small tabletop container.

Do you offer sensory breaks in your classroom?

If so, what materials do you use within your sensory station?

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4 years ago
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Lindsey Moss

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Lindsey Moss, an elementary school art educator, is AOEU’s Content Specialist and a former AOEU Writer. She enjoys art history and finding creative and fun solutions to educational challenges.

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