INSIDE: Juneteenth Sensory Bin is a fun and easy sensory bin activity for toddlers and preschoolers to celebrate Juneteenth.
The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids
Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.
Our Sensory Play Kits are a fun and easy way to keep your child engaged while at the same time capitalizing on the benefits of sensory play to nurture their mind!
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How to Create A Juneteenth Sensory Bin
Use acrylic paint to dye my chickpeas but if you don’t have acrylic paint you can use tempera paint or even food colouring however, if you use either it may transfer to your child’s hands during play. The method to dye chickpea is the same for which ever colouring tool you use.
Grab a bag a chickpeas and divide it into half and pour the dire chickpeas into separate ziplock bags. Add couple of squirts of red and blue and white paint, seal the bag and shake and massage until evenly disturbed. Open the bag and check the colour has been distributed evenly and add more paint as necessary.
Once your chickpeas have the desired colour, open the bag and spread our your chickpeas on a sheet of parchment paper or plastic bag to dry. Let the chickpeas air dry for about 1 hour (it may take more time). Once they are dry they are ready to play with!
How to Set up the Earth Day Sensory Bin with Coloured Chickpeas
Grab your coloured chickpeas and recreate the Juneteenth flag. Then add bowls and spoons.
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This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3, 3, and 6 year old.
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