Jonathan has really been enjoying playing with the sensory bins I've made recently. For our most recent sensory bin, I made a fall themed bin:
In it I used:
- brown aquarium rocks (from Walmart)
- silk leaves (bought last year from Target $1 section)
- red pompoms
- fake acorns, pinecones, gourds, apples (from Target $1 section)
Here are some things we've done with it:
Practiced spooning and transferring the aquarium rocks from one container to another (Jonathan is quite proficient at this).
Practiced dry pouring the aquarium rocks (Jonathan was more interested in this activity, but made a bit of a mess with it!)
Practiced spooning the larger objects and putting them into muffin tins
Worked on ABAB patterns with the acorns, apples, gourds and pinecones.
Jonathan really just wanted to line things up:
Sorted the leaves into piles based on their colors
Sorted the various objects:
Not only does it provide some fun sensorial play, but it's also great for practicing both practical life skills and basic math skills!
I'm linking this up to these lovely blogs!