Here is a fun and easy shape soup sensory bin for Valentine’s Day that makes the perfect way for toddlers and preschoolers to practice and learn their shapes and colors.
Valentine’s is a great time to talk about shapes and not just hearts, all shapes! I purchased a whole bucket of foam shapes and at first I thought to myself what on earth am I going to do with all these shapes. But I quickly realized that the possibilities were endly.
They are great on contact paper, great for gluing and matching and as it turns out they are also great in water!
Also check out another fun way to use foam shapes in this fun and easy Sticky Shapes Activity!
Water play is such as hit with my kids and this activity was no different! They played with this for quite a while pouring and dumping as they went.
While they played I asked them questions about the shapes:
- Can you find the purple hear?
- Can you tell me what you have in your bowl?
- Where is the red square?
For this shape soup sensory bin I didn’t just use hearts. I used all the shapes in the colors of Valentine’s – red, purple, pink!
Other ways to play with this activity is to have them sort the shapes in bowl by shape or colour.
To set up this fun sensory activity you will need the following items:
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- 41 Qt, Clear Sensory Bin (Large) or a IKEA FLISAT Children’s Sensory Table
- Red, Purple and Pink Foam Shapes
- Measuring Cups
- Slotted Spoons
N and A are twins. They are 23 months old.