Juniper Days - 8/20/2020

What is a Provocation Table? (Plus Ideas)

In the Reggio Emilia approach, the goal of a provocation table is to literally provoke. The idea is to ignite curiosity, cultivate discussion or inspire investigation.

A provocation is intentional and displayed in an organized and appealing way.
The table is not a part of the lesson plan, however it serves as an inviting option to explore.

Really anything could be placed on a provocation table, the sky is the limit. It could connect to the current project that your children are working on, but it doesn’t have to.

Here are some examples:

★ An interesting bug that the children found outside in a safe enclosure with magnifying glasses

★ Mirrors along with pencils and paper

★ An array of rocks that could be stacked

★ Bowls of various loose parts and a tray in front of them

★ Nuts and Bolts

★ Balls of clay and straws

★ Photos

★ Magnets and a baking tray

★ Trays with a thin layer of sand and letters in a basket

Another way to use the concept of provocations in the classroom is for setting up ideas in the morning before children arrive. A classroom feels exciting when the tables and carpet area have something different already out and ready to dive into, and drop offs tend to go more smoothly if there is something to catch the child’s attention. Even something as simple as a table prepared with chalk and black construction paper is perfect.

Here are some product ideas to include on your next provocation table:

3-Pebble Tray
3-Pebble Tray
3-Pebble Tray
3-Pebble Tray
3-Pebble Tray

Yellow Door

3-Pebble Tray

$15.00
Fruit Sensory Play Stones
Fruit Sensory Play Stones
Fruit Sensory Play Stones
Fruit Sensory Play Stones
Fruit Sensory Play Stones
Fruit Sensory Play Stones
Fruit Sensory Play Stones

Yellow Door

Fruit Sensory Play Stones

$33.00
Threading Kebabs, Sensory Play Stones
Threading Kebabs, Sensory Play Stones
Threading Kebabs, Sensory Play Stones
Threading Kebabs, Sensory Play Stones
Threading Kebabs, Sensory Play Stones
Threading Kebabs, Sensory Play Stones
Threading Kebabs, Sensory Play Stones

Yellow Door

Threading Kebabs, Sensory Play Stones

$32.00
Foods of the World, Sensory Play Stones
Foods of the World, Sensory Play Stones
Foods of the World, Sensory Play Stones
Foods of the World, Sensory Play Stones
Foods of the World, Sensory Play Stones

Yellow Door

Foods of the World, Sensory Play Stones

$32.00
Breads of the World, Sensory Play Stones
Breads of the World, Sensory Play Stones
Breads of the World, Sensory Play Stones
Breads of the World, Sensory Play Stones
Breads of the World, Sensory Play Stones

Yellow Door

Breads of the World, Sensory Play Stones

$32.00
Stem Basics Wooden Slats, 8 Count
Stem Basics Wooden Slats, 8 Count

Teacher Created Resources

Stem Basics Wooden Slats, 8 Count

$4.00
Natural Wood Turnings, 18 lbs
Natural Wood Turnings, 18 lbs

Dixon Ticonderoga Co

Natural Wood Turnings, 18 lbs

$68.00
1-10 Natural Number Stacker
1-10 Natural Number Stacker
1-10 Natural Number Stacker
1-10 Natural Number Stacker
1-10 Natural Number Stacker

Yellow Door

1-10 Natural Number Stacker

$70.00
Two-Tone Counting Stones
Two-Tone Counting Stones
Two-Tone Counting Stones
Two-Tone Counting Stones

Yellow Door

Two-Tone Counting Stones

$32.00
Tactile Counting Stones
Tactile Counting Stones
Tactile Counting Stones
Tactile Counting Stones
Tactile Counting Stones

Yellow Door

Tactile Counting Stones

$52.00
Match Me, Sensory Leaf Tiles
Match Me, Sensory Leaf Tiles
Match Me, Sensory Leaf Tiles
Match Me, Sensory Leaf Tiles
Match Me, Sensory Leaf Tiles

Yellow Door

Match Me, Sensory Leaf Tiles

$42.00
Natural Sorting Tray
Natural Sorting Tray
Natural Sorting Tray
Natural Sorting Tray
Natural Sorting Tray
Natural Sorting Tray
Natural Sorting Tray
Natural Sorting Tray

Yellow Door

Natural Sorting Tray

$32.00
Rustic Pourers, Set of 3
Rustic Pourers, Set of 3
Rustic Pourers, Set of 3
Rustic Pourers, Set of 3
Rustic Pourers, Set of 3

Yellow Door

Rustic Pourers, Set of 3

$32.00
Size Sorting Eggs
Size Sorting Eggs
Size Sorting Eggs
Size Sorting Eggs

Yellow Door

Size Sorting Eggs

$35.00
Rustic Bowls, Set of 3
Rustic Bowls, Set of 3
Rustic Bowls, Set of 3
Rustic Bowls, Set of 3
Rustic Bowls, Set of 3
Rustic Bowls, Set of 3

Yellow Door

Rustic Bowls, Set of 3

$32.00
Threading Pebbles
Threading Pebbles
Threading Pebbles

Yellow Door

Threading Pebbles

$26.00
Sensory Sound Eggs
Sensory Sound Eggs
Sensory Sound Eggs
Sensory Sound Eggs

Yellow Door

Sensory Sound Eggs

$30.00
Stone Animal Friends Sensory Play Set
Stone Animal Friends Sensory Play Set
Stone Animal Friends Sensory Play Set

Yellow Door

Stone Animal Friends Sensory Play Set

$32.00
Ladybug Counting Stones
Ladybug Counting Stones
Ladybug Counting Stones
Ladybug Counting Stones
Ladybug Counting Stones
Ladybug Counting Stones

Yellow Door

Ladybug Counting Stones

$32.00
Sensory Stones
Sensory Stones
Sensory Stones
Sensory Stones
Sensory Stones
Sensory Stones
Sensory Stones

Yellow Door

Sensory Stones

$32.00
Jumbo Emotion Stones
Jumbo Emotion Stones
Jumbo Emotion Stones
Jumbo Emotion Stones

Yellow Door

Jumbo Emotion Stones

$32.00
Let’s Investigate Fossils, Stone Play Set
Let’s Investigate Fossils, Stone Play Set
Let’s Investigate Fossils, Stone Play Set
Let’s Investigate Fossils, Stone Play Set
Let’s Investigate Fossils, Stone Play Set
Let’s Investigate Fossils, Stone Play Set
Let’s Investigate Fossils, Stone Play Set
Let’s Investigate Fossils, Stone Play Set
Let’s Investigate Fossils, Stone Play Set

Yellow Door

Let’s Investigate Fossils, Stone Play Set

$32.00
Natural Sorting Stones
Natural Sorting Stones
Natural Sorting Stones
Natural Sorting Stones

Yellow Door

Natural Sorting Stones

$23.00
Number Pebbles
Number Pebbles
Number Pebbles

Yellow Door

Number Pebbles

$32.00
Alphabet Pebbles, Lowercase Set
Alphabet Pebbles, Lowercase Set
Alphabet Pebbles, Lowercase Set
Alphabet Pebbles, Lowercase Set
Alphabet Pebbles, Lowercase Set

Yellow Door

Alphabet Pebbles, Lowercase Set

$30.00
Emotion Stones, Set of 12
Emotion Stones, Set of 12
Emotion Stones, Set of 12
Emotion Stones, Set of 12

Yellow Door

Emotion Stones, Set of 12

$30.00
Heuristic Play Basic Set
Heuristic Play Basic Set
Heuristic Play Basic Set
Heuristic Play Basic Set
Heuristic Play Basic Set
Heuristic Play Basic Set

TickiT

Heuristic Play Basic Set

$60.00
Weights And Measures Balancing Scale Montessori Learning Toy - Juniper Days
Weights And Measures Balancing Scale Montessori Learning Toy - Juniper Days
Weights And Measures Balancing Scale Montessori Learning Toy - Juniper Days
Weights And Measures Balancing Scale Montessori Learning Toy - Juniper Days
Weights And Measures Balancing Scale Montessori Learning Toy - Juniper Days
Weights And Measures Balancing Scale Montessori Learning Toy - Juniper Days

Imagination Generation

Weights And Measures Balancing Scale

$32.00
My Little Garden - Juniper Days
My Little Garden - Juniper Days
My Little Garden - Juniper Days
My Little Garden - Juniper Days
My Little Garden - Juniper Days
My Little Garden - Juniper Days
My Little Garden - Juniper Days

Imagination Generation

My Little Garden

$34.00
Little Artists' Tabletop Easel - Juniper Days
Little Artists' Tabletop Easel - Juniper Days
Little Artists' Tabletop Easel - Juniper Days
Little Artists' Tabletop Easel - Juniper Days
Little Artists' Tabletop Easel - Juniper Days
Little Artists' Tabletop Easel - Juniper Days
Little Artists' Tabletop Easel - Juniper Days

Imagination Generation

Little Artists' Tabletop Easel

$39.00
Constructables 92pc. Wood Building Set - Juniper Days
Constructables 92pc. Wood Building Set - Juniper Days
Constructables 92pc. Wood Building Set - Juniper Days
Constructables 92pc. Wood Building Set - Juniper Days
Constructables 92pc. Wood Building Set - Juniper Days
Constructables 92pc. Wood Building Set - Juniper Days
Constructables 92pc. Wood Building Set - Juniper Days

Imagination Generation

Constructables 92pc. Wood Building Set

$54.00