INSIDE: Winter Soup sensory bin is a fun way to play with water this winter! Create a wonderful sense of winter with water play!
Winter indoor water play
Playing with water in winter? Not something we regularly think of when it comes to winter sensory play. But water play is fun all year round. When it comes to water play in winter, indoors is key. In this sensory bin you will create a winter wonderland in water for your little one to explore and play. Ready to get started?
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How to Set Up Winter Soup Sensory Bin
Setting up this sensory bin is super fast. Grab your sensory bin and fill it with water. I like to put the water in a watering can or big jug and let my littles pour the water in.
They have them toss in some craft snowflakes snd blue gem stones. Next, a few cotton balls and various blue and white coloured Pom Poms.
Arrange some bowls and spoons around sensory bin as well as some colander, whisk and tongs.
It’s also a good idea to place this sensory bin on a towel to help reduce the clean up afterwards.
How they Played with the Winter Soup Sensory Bin
This was a lot of fun for my kids. They used the colander to make pretend snow storms.
As they dropped in the cotton balls they watched them a sore water and sink. They were a lot of fun to pull out, squeeze, and watch all the water come out of them. Then they plopped them back in water to absorb it up again.
Age Suitability for Winter Soup Sensory Bin
This activity is great for kids 2.5 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7.5 year old.
Supplies for Winter Soup Sensory Bin
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- Sensory bin or sensory table and bins
- Cotton balls
- Blue and white coloured Pom Poms
- Bowls and spoons
- Craft snowflakes
- Blue gems
Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids
Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.
Make quiet time their favourite time!
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.
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