INSIDE: Tiger Sensory Bin for kids is a fun and easy sensory bin activity for toddlers and preschoolers. It’s a great way to take about colour and tigers during a wildlife or zoo themed preschool unit. It is also fun for the Lunar New Year in 2022 – The Year of the Tiger!
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Tiger Sensory Bin
Grab your orange colored rice and fill your sensory bin with it. Add tiger toys, trees and rocks and bowl and scoopers, spoons or anything they can use to scoop and pour the rice. And let them play! Super easy to set up but a lot of fun and great for developing language and fine motor skills.
How to Make Orange Colored Rice
What You’ll Need
- 1 Cup of White Rice
- 1/2 tsp White Vinegar
- Several Drops of Orange Gel Food Coloring
- Large Ziploc Bags
- Parchment Paper
- Baking Sheets or Tupperware containers
How to Make
- Combine the rice, white vinegar and food coloring in a Ziploc bag.
- Seal it carefully and mix the contents throughly.
- Repeat for each color.
- Lay a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet or line a Tupperware container.
- Spread the colored rice out on the parchment paper and allow it to dry overnight.
If you don’t have gel food coloring, regular food coloring will work fine. If you want your rice to be more vibrant add more than just a few drops of food coloring and a small amount of white vinegar. Although the instructions calls for 1 cup of rice I usually make between 6-7 cups of rice for a sensory bin.
Age Suitability for Tiger Sensory Bin for Kids
This activity is great for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7.5 year old.
Supplies for Tiger Sensory Bin for Kids
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- Orange rice (see recipe above)
- Sensory bin
- Tiger toys
- Play tree
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