ruminations on the cardboard divider. I have written about this apparatus so much because it is simple to build and, at the same time, it creates a myriad of possibilities for the children to explore and author unique play experiences.
This year, I used a box from a large flat screen TV. The box was big, which allowed me to cut one cardboard panel that was long enough to divide my two sensory tables lengthwise down the middle.
In addition to the one long panel, I had enough cardboard from the same box to make two flat cardboard panels for inserts to create spaces in the blue sensory table. Here is a view from above. It is easier to see how the inserted panels form the spaces across the width of the table. These spaces are like little work cubicles. And working in cubicles is a life skill, right?
Without the cardboard divider, this sublime play episode with the mother and her daughter would never have happened.