{Halloween Activity} Witch’s Sensory Brew

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Double, Double Toil and trouble. This is a fun spaghetti sensory bin tailored for Halloween.  Dye the pasta a creepy green and purple color and add some creepy crawlies and you have a perfect spooky Halloween sensory bin! We decided to make this a witch’s sensory brew! For this SPELL you’ll need: Brains and Worms (Spaghetti dyed [...]

Mini Sensory Bin: Creepy Crawlies

MINI SENSORY BIN BUGS

We love sensory bins around here. This mini sensory bin is great for when you don’t have much time to put into a regular size sensory bin or if you would like to contain the mess to the top of table. This mini sensory bin allows for fun sensory play without much preparation. We used [...]

Halloween Sensory Bin Activity

Halloween Sensory Bin

I am a big fan of sensory bins and I especially love them for holidays! Last year we did a fun Witch’s Sensory Brew and this year we did this orange rice and black bean Halloween themed sensory bin. Sensory bins are so fun for toddlers and preschoolers and they provide so many great developmental [...]

Easter Sensory Bin

Easter Sensory Bin

For this activity you’ll need: Colored rice Shredded easter paper Plastic Easter eggs Easter container Assortment of Easter themed toys and decorations ( I got all mine at the Dollar store) This activity: promotes learning through all the senses builds fine motor skills builds language and vocabulary skills Builds pre-math skills Teaches about Easter concept  Click here for [...]

How to Dye Rice with Kool-Aid Tutorial

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This is a simple tutorial on how to dye rice with Kool-aid. This is a great way to add vibrant colors and scents to rice for sensory bins. You’ll need: 1 cup rice 1/2 teaspoon Kool-aid 1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol large ziplock bag Directions: 1-Pour your rice inside the bag and add 1/2 teaspoon of [...]

Sensory Bin 101

Fruit Loop Sensory Bin

Why are sensory bins important?  Young children learn about their world by exploring and experimenting using their senses. By observing a young toddler exploring  their environment you will see this in action. They look at,  touch, smell, and taste just about anything they come in contact with- this is how they learn. When their senses are [...]

Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin

Valentine's Day Sensory Bin

We took all our items from our Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt and made this fun Valentine’s Day Sensory bin. For This You’ll need:  Plastic Container Rice Shredded red paper Valentine’s Day items I used a box, heart shaped bracelets, heart shapes, and a balloon. This activity helps: Promote learning through all 5 senses Build fine motor [...]

Christmas Sensory Bin Activity for Kids

Christmas Sensory Bin for Children

We LOVE sensory bins. L.O.V.E. Here is a simple and fun Christmas themed sensory bin. Most of the items needed are probably things you already have on hand. For this activity you’ll need: Container ( I use a large plastic container purchased at Target) Green rice (for how to color rice go HERE) Various Christmas [...]

Fruit Loop Sensory Bin

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Since my little lady still puts everything in her mouth, I am constantly in search of fun and edible sensory activities. I thought why not try something fun, colorful and yummy! The Fruit Loop sensory bin was born! I love sensory bins because they help promote the development of fine motor skills. They also allow [...]

Rainbow Spaghetti Sensory Play

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This a fun indoor sensory activity. This is a twist on the Spaghetti Sensory Play activity we did last month. I was really worried that this was going to be super messy but it actually was not bad at all. I think the oil made the spaghetti soak up the food coloring and it did [...]

Portable Sensory Bins

Portable Sensory bin

  This is a travel size version of the Sensory Tub we did a few weeks ago. We are going to Yellowstone National Park this week on vacation and I saw this idea on Famiglia&Seoul and thought it was nothing short of brilliant! When we are having some downtime and Isabella starts getting antsy, I can [...]