Exploring Shells

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Creating simple sensory activities for exploring Seashells.
Skill Development:  Sensory Play
Age Range:  Preschool
Messiness:  Low


Step 1:

Place the seashells and other manipulatives on the light table.  Letting children simply explore the objects is exciting for them.

Step 2:

Should you need additional ideas, try some of these:

  • Sort objects by color or size
    • (large, medium, small)
  • Create math games
    • (If we have 2 seashells and 3 red circles, how many objects do we have?)

Step 3:


The shell is a protective layer created by the animal that lives in the sea.  Empty shells can be found online the shore at the beach.





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