Every time I put together a new sensory bin for my daughter, she is so excited! (And so am I because sensory bins are perfect for both interactive play as well as independent play!) Here are a list of sensory bin fillers (for the “base” of your sensory bin) you can use for sensory play. Just add seasonal items or items that target learning goals and you are all set!
I love taking a sensory play idea, like an ice sensory bin, and adding other early learning ideas to the activity. As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I’m always looking for ways to add a language development angle to any activity and this one didn’t disappoint! Here's what we used to set up this simple activity:
I wanted to let my little Valentine join in the festivities, but finding Valentine’s Day activities for toddlers isn’t so easy! Of course she always loves . . .
There are quite a few ways to thread pasta as a fine motor activity or a "keep-your-preschooler-busy" activity. You can have kids thread any pasta or cereal with a hole in it onto straws, yarn, pipe cleaners, or spaghetti. Here’s what we used:
Sensory bins are always a hit in our house! And keep reading to find out about my sensory bin FAIL :( Once again I got most of my fillers from the Dollar Tree or the grocery story including:
This Halloween sensory bin for toddlers was a hit in our house! And as a bonus I got everything I needed from the dollar store. Not only was this a great interactive activity to work on language development and fine motor skills, but Sylvie also played with it independently (but supervised since she still occasionally puts things in her mouth) for 20 minutes!