I heart sensory bins! And doing them in the summer gets me really excited! This is because we can do them outside and I do not have to clean up the floor afterwards!!
Simple is Best
To create a fun and engaging sensory bin does not require a lot of materials. Usually water and a few other items make the best sensory experiences.
Use What They Like
Whenever I create a bin I try to incorporate toys and things I know my almost four year old daughter will enjoy.
Such as kitchen supplies or dinosaurs. So choose items to include in your sensory bins that you know your child will enjoy whether it’s construction trucks or fairies!
Sensory bins have been amazing for my daughter’s vocabulary development.
When we first started doing them when she was about 18 months old, I would describe everything in the bin such as how something looked, felt or smelt to how we were playing with it.
As time went by she started to do the same. So even now when she plays she will talk about what she is doing.
The most important thing is that sensory bins should be fun and stress free for you. And don’t worry if they don’t play with it for more than 10 minutes. My mother told me once nothing with little Kids is going to last long. So don’t make it complicated for you!
Here is a the list of simple but fun sensory bins for your toddler or preschooler!
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21 Amazing Activities for this Summer
Shaving Cream Foam Sand by One Little Project
Flower Sensory Bin for Kids by Adventure in a Box
The Easiest Toddler Water Activity That Strengthens Fine Motor Skills by Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Simple Edible Sensory Play with Frozen Veggies by Hands On as We Grow
Icy Eyes Monsters Sensory Play for Kids by Best Toys 4 Toddlers
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