Hey you guys! Welcome to MP! Today the my 5 yr old and 9 yr old did a sensory bin for my little crew! If you haven't heard of a sensory bin then let me break it down for you. A sensory bin is basically in the simplest meaning: a tactile experience contained in a small area. Our small area is usually a bin. I've been using a bin for years and for all of my children.
You can get this kind of bin at Wal-Mart, Target and at some craft stores (though it may be smaller?). My son loves dinosaurs and so we put these stickers from the Dollar Tree on it. The stickers been on this bin for several months but pretty neat how it worked out with our sensory bin project!
I've done so many types of sensory bins! My favorite sensory bin fillers are normally: Sand, Dirt, Rice & Beans. The bin should be large enough where the child or children can explore without having to take the filler and its items out of the bin. What you can do with a sensory bin is endless. Today we worked with dirt and things found in our backyard to get this adventure started.
It was fun and it's always a joy to see the kids use their imagination!
You are probably wondering what is the purpose of a sensory bin?
How do you make a sensory bin?
Even though the bin is suppose to keep the sensory been filler and its items contained it can still get messy. For me that's ok because I expect a little mess but if it's something that may bother you then try doing your sensory bin outside like we did today.
For our bin we used:
If you do sensory bins I would love to see a pick of them so link your pictures in the comments so I can see and get some inspiration.
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