Are you looking for some inspiration for the Ikea Flisat sensory table? I wanted to add additional items for learning and play when using our sensory table. Check out the IKEA Flisat Table Hack detailed below. Stay tuned, I’m excited to share all the ways we use this table and pegboard for learning and activities.
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We love our IKEA Flisat table for early learning and play. I love the ability to keep changing out the materials to keep the play interesting and new! When you open up the white table top there are storage bins. It’s perfect for sensory play or arts and crafts. This Skadis pegboard hack will allow the board to be fastened to the table instead of a wall and the table can be moved around freely.
Which Products Do I Need?
These products can all be purchased directly at IKEA but I will link to the products on Amazon. The first thing is to purchase the IKEA Flisat Table.
There are many accessories to use on this pegboard. I wanted the trays to display a book that would complement our learning focus. I also thought the clips would be nice to either display a recent project or it can be used to clip a learning element such as an alphabet letter or number. There are so many different ways to customize the table for your needs. It could also be an arts and crafts center with markers, paint brushes, and art supplies storage or even a perfect Lego table.
Ideas for the IKEA Flisat Sensory Table
The great thing about sensory tables and bins is that reinventing the wheel is not required. Tried-and-true materials like sand, beans, rice, and water will always delight children. Sensory play encourages open-ended thinking, language development, and collaboration, and builds fine motor skills. Sensory materials are magically both engaging and calming.
Below are some ideas of how we have put our table to use. I love to integrate themes and seasons into the materials we choose for our table.
Learning with sensory tables provides children with hands-on experience with the world around them. Activities that stimulate touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight naturally encourage toddlers to explore. The more children are inspired to participate in sensory experiences, the more they learn.
Be sure to follow along on Instagram where I show videos and behind-the-scenes of sensory activities and early learning activities.