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The Sandwich that Max Made

 

This is a wonderfully illustrated and rhythmic book by Marcia Vaughan. It is one to be read aloud, explored and eaten! Have you ever tried making a book come alive?
It’s such a sensory-filled book with it’s repetitive verse and descriptive words. It’s a complete recipe for a sensory experience.


This is my basic sensory story guide. They are not rules, just guidelines.

Usually for our sensory stories we sit in a circle, but I decided that this book should be read at our tables. I tell the story, engaging the children by offering each food/prop in turn and by changing the dynamics of my voice. As the props are explored by each child, adults around them repeat the descriptive word, e.g. ‘rosey, red tomato’

This book follows a simple pattern adding one sensory food item to your sandwich as you read.

I N G R E D I E N T S

  • Mouth full of teeth (wind up chatter mouth or a mirror)
  • Lettuce as green as a tree
  • Sprouts as crisp as can be
  • Ham Max likes to eat
  • Pepper so tasty and sweet
  • Tomato as red as a rose
  • Cheese so full of holes
  • Bread all brown and fresh ‘That make the Sandwich that Max Made’

I understand not all of our lovely sensory kids will tolerate these foods or will be able to have safe access to them, please find below a list of ideas for safe alternatives;

  • Mouth full of teeth

Wind up chatter teeth, mirror

  • Lettuce as green as a tree

Branch, leaves

  • Sprouts as crisp as can be

Crunchy paper (foil blanket)

  • Ham Max likes to eat

What do your kids like to eat?

  • Pepper so tasty and sweet

Sprinkle red glitter

  • Tomato as red as a rose

Feel, smell or sprinkle rose petals

  • Cheese so full of holes

Explore hoops of different sizes

  • Bread all brown and fresh

Feel bread through a ziplocked bag or feel salt dough or wheat. If both are still unsafe you could explore brown coloured safe food.

‘That make the Sandwich that Max Made’

You could also make a cardboard or plastic food version of the sandwich that Max made.


Whatever way you choose to recreate this wonderful story I am sure your child will engage and learn how to make a sandwich!

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