Continuing on with flower theme week, here’s a couple sensory bins I created for the kids.
This first one is more of a gardening theme with dirt, plant pots, a shovel, and some black beans to act as “seeds” (I would have preferred flower bulbs but didn’t have any on hand and didn’t have time to run to Dollar Tree for some). Its simple but perfect for SunnyGirl’s age bracket, she spent a lot of time digging in here this past week. I envisioned this would be nice for pretend planting but instead the children were content to dig and make sculptures from dirt.
This second one has more possibilities for an older child such as sorting, matching, literary practice, but still includes things a younger child would love such as scooping.
At the top are some silicone cupcake cups, then there are a few fresh cut flowers, foam letters spelling out the word “flower,” the base is flower shaped confetti, and of course our trusty measuring spoons.
The shiny confetti was so alluring that even our neighbor and her 3 year old couldn’t resist giving this bin a go.
For some more flower (and garden) sensory bin inspiration, check out the following links.
Blog Me Mom
Motherhood And Other Adventures
Conquering My Mind
Growing A Jeweled Rose