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Halloween Sensory Bin Activity

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 benefits as well. 

Halloween Sensory Bin

For this Sensory Bin you’ll need:

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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 more benefits of sensory bins

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How to Dye Rice with Kool-Aid Tutorial

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.

koolaid rice tutorial

You’ll need:

1 cup rice 1/2 teaspoon Kool-aid 1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol large ziplock bag

Dye rice with Kool aid

Directions:

1-Pour your rice inside

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Sensory Bin 101

Why are sensory bins important? 

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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 stimulated, messages are sent to their brain which builds neural pathways

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Dinosaur Fossil Excavation Sensory Activity with Edible Dirt

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I am so excited to share with you our last activity as part of Dinosaur Week on Love, Play, Learn. It had been fun, I hope you have enjoyed it. This is my favorite one so far and it was my daughter’s favorite thing we have ever done. She was so excited about it and played with it forever! In preparation for this activity we made Dinosaur Fossil Excavation Sensory Activity with Edible Dirt Read More >>

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 skills Teaches Valentine’s Day themes Teach colors, shapes,

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Christmas Sensory Bin

Christmas Sensory Bin for Children

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 related items.

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{Halloween Activity} Witch’s Sensory Brew

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Halloween Witch's Sensory Bin

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 purple and green) Ground bones (garlic

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Fruit Loop Sensory Bin

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 the child to experience different textures through experimenting using their senses. I

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Rainbow Spaghetti Sensory Play

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Toddler Sensory Bin

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 not stain or bleed

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