Chinese New Year Sensory Tray by Rachel (",) | Jan 29, 2014 | All EYFS, Sensory | 10 comments This week, we have replaced the sand with rice & added Chinese bowls, spoons & red envelopes… Thank you for looking! Rachel (“,) Related 10 Comments Jan on 27/01/2016 at 8:51 pm I love your wonderful ideas thanks for sharing! Where did you get the small sectioned wooden trays from and your wooden if that’s what they are numbers please? Reply Rachel (",) on 27/01/2016 at 8:57 pm Hi Jan. There isn’t a sectioned wooden tray (or numbers) in the post you’ve commented on, so I’m not exactly sure which ones you meant. I can tell you that my wooden numbers have mostly all come from Hobbycraft (they are plain wooden numbers that I paint with poster paint). Can you be more specific on the wooden tray? x Reply Marie on 19/03/2016 at 8:38 pm Do you not think this is stereotypical and insulting? Reply Rachel (",) on 20/03/2016 at 11:07 am I would certainly hate to think so, Marie. The parents of the children who were with me at that time who celebrated Chinese New Year as part of their culture absolutely loved it. Reply Cynthia on 28/01/2018 at 1:08 am Im chinese. We use similar bowls and spoons!! Totally chinese. NO insult, not racist, authentic! Add in some fortune cookies. We love those at my house!!! Reply Rachel (",) on 28/01/2018 at 6:32 am Thanks, Cynthia! 🙂 Reply Karen on 15/01/2017 at 10:12 pm I wondered where you got your Chinese bowls and spoons from – are they plastic? Reply Rachel (",) on 16/01/2017 at 5:01 am Yes, they’re plastic. I’m afraid they’ve been in my classroom longer than me, so I don’t know. Try Chinese supermarkets? Or eBay? I think I’ve seen them in Early Excellence photos, so maybe they sell them… Reply Traci on 22/01/2019 at 2:52 pm How did you use this activity? I’m trying to put together centers for a 1st grade class to teach them about the Chinese New Year. I’ve never used a sensory tray before. How does the concept work? Reply Rachel (",) on 22/01/2019 at 7:02 pm Hey there. This was a long, long time ago now! In this case, it was a fine motor activity (my class are 3 and 4), as well as the opportunity to develop their language and talk about traditions. Different sensory trays can have different intentions and outcomes though, depending on their contents. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.