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Easter Eggs Sensory Bin

Frugal Easter Egg Sensory Bin

The last time I put together a sensory bin for my girls was a disaster. Well, it was a disaster for Allie. Grace loved it. Like always, I failed to pack it up and put it away, so it’s still sitting in a dishpan in my dining room. I’m just on the ball like that. Anyway. I learned a little something from that St. Patrick’s Day experience and No Time for Flashcards. I put a few cups of fruity o’s (or whatever the generic Fruit Loops are called) in a bowl with a SOLO cup, a tiny scoop, and two … Read more

How to Make a Sensory Bin

How to make a fun sensory bin for kids - Toddlers and preschoolers love sensory materials! Colored rice, lentils, popcorn, dried beans, and other small items make the perfect base for stickers, pompoms, and other slightly larger bits. Children love to pour, sift, and play in this mixture.

What is a Sensory Bin? A sensory bin is a container filled with a substance that invites play, like sand, water, unpopped popcorn kernels, lentils or other dried beans, rice, water beads or birdseed. Most of the time, there are larger items in the bin as well, such as plastic letters, people figures, animal figures, or pompoms. The container needs to be big enough to allow for free movement of the filler substance without it spilling over the edges. Why make a Sensory Bin? Sensory bins are awesome for kids. They provide a sensory experience that many kids (and adults) … Read more