As a seasoned teacher, I view major weather changes the same way I view full moons. They have the capability to create huge shifts in behavior. What better way to alleviate the challenges of that than with sensory play?
My ideas came from my observation of the choices they've been making during our Quest Rest period. Their favorite quiet activities are the Hidden Pictures from the High Five magazine and scouring through the classic I Spy books.
Taking those books as inspiration I decided to add a little counting and reading practice into the play. I drew a map of what to find on the lid of the sensory box and hid a slew of new treasures inside.