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Sensory Bin Ideas

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Sensory bins can be a great way to engage children in hands-on exploration and stimulate their senses. Here are some sensory bin ideas:


1. Rice or Pasta Sensory Bin: Fill a plastic bin with uncooked rice or pasta and add scoops, funnels, and small containers. This can provide a tactile experience and encourage imaginative play.


2. Water Sensory Bin: Fill a shallow container with water and add items like measuring cups, sponges, rubber ducks, and different textured objects. Children can explore the properties of water and engage in pouring and transferring activities.


3. Nature Sensory Bin: Collect natural materials like leaves, pinecones, stones, shells, and feathers. Place them in a bin along with scoops, tongs, and magnifying glasses. This allows children to explore the textures, shapes, and colours of nature.


4. Sensory Search and Find Bin: Fill a bin with a base material like coloured rice or kinetic sand. Hide small objects, beads, or letters within the material and provide children with spoons or tweezers to search and find the hidden treasures.


5. Shaving Cream Sensory Bin: Spray shaving cream into a shallow container and let children explore the texture and feel of the foam. They can draw shapes or letters, make swirls, or simply enjoy the sensory experience.


Remember to always supervise children during sensory play to ensure safety and to prevent any small items from being put in the mouth.


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