My wall of tools was actually created by my awesome Mom, whose original sensory tool display was featured on the cover of this book. Pretty great center their class had going on, eh?
We started the year out with the insides of an old bean bag chair. I literally cut it open and dumped it into the table. They eventually lost their high static, and the kids loved them. I like starting the year with something very simple in the table and building up later to more messy things, once the children understand how to use the center.
Our second round was when we played with water beads. We bought the dehydrated kind that come from the Dollar Tree for plants in vases. The kids loved watching them grow and then playing with them for several weeks after. "Slimy" is a whole new genre of fun. (Honestly, they started to smell after awhile!)
Our latest adventure was the fall sensory fall tub, which will probably get good use for at least another week.