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We’ve just capped off our ABCs of Raising Well-Rounded Geeklings series and to celebrate, we’re giving away a geek themed sensory bin to one lucky winner in the continental US.
In case you haven’t been following along, here is a quick recap of the series:
(Each post has a themed linky party, if you are a fellow blogger then please link up your related content.)
A is for Autobots, Androids, Artificial Intelligence, and other Robotics
B is for Binary, Computers, and Learning How They Work
C is for Cosplay
D is for Duct Tape….and Other Weird Crafts
E is for Exploring Space
F is for Feasts, Fairs, and Medieval Fun
G is for George Takei and other Star Trek Gems
H is for Horde or Alliance? MMOs for Kids
I is for Instructables
J is for Jaime, Adam, and Blowing Things Up MythBusters Style
K is for Kirby, Lee, and the Comic Industry
L is for LEGOs
M is for Middle Earth, Wizards, Elves, Dwarves, and such
N is for Ninja Turtles
O is for Optical Illusions, Holograms, Mirrors, Lights, and Lasers
P is for PacMan, Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, etc..
Q is for Quidditch (and other things muggles know nothing about)
R is for Rubiks and Puzzles
S is for Samaris, Anime, and Japanese Culture
T is for Tabletop Gaming
U is for Unicorns, Griffons, and Greek Mythology
V is for Vikings, Venomous Vorpents, and other inhabitants of the Isle of Berk
W is for Who, as in The Doctor, not the band
X is for Xbox, Playstation, Wii, and Gaming in General
Y is for “You must unlearn what you have learned.” – Yoda, Star Wars
Z is for Zombies
Now onto the giveaway.
This sensory bin does contain small items so is NOT safe for children who still put things into their mouth. Beyond that we have a wide variety of items included, and every item in the bin is reusable.
Anyone who has read my post, Sensory Bin 101, knows there are 4 basic components of every bin: the container, the filler, the tools, and the fun extras. This particular bin is a 15Q clear plastic Sterilite container with locking lid, approximately 16.5 x 13 inches. Our filler is plain dry black beans.
Kiddie chopsticks (washable, reusable) are excellent fine motor practice.
Two Vader-shaped containers can be used for open-close practice. The child could put various items inside and use them as shakers. The resourceful child may even use them open as a scoop for the beans.
These robots have magnetic backing and there are two of each so they could be used for a multitude of activities such as a matching game or patterning on the fridge.
These dice are fantastic, SunnyGirl has a set of her own and she personally vouches for them. They are translucent so would be a wonderful addition to a light table. There are a variety of colors and shapes so they are perfect for sorting. Also, being dice, they are quite useful for math games.
Ribbons cut to varying lengths add yet another texture to the bin and can be used for sequencing.
Small plastic ninjas and glow-in-the-dark zombies open the door for small world play.
For the Whovians and Potterheads, we’ve included a perler bead TARDIS and metal golden snitch for further small world play and texture exploration.
Sparkly black foam and glow-in-the-dark plastic stars in two sizes lend themselves to more sorting opportunities and texture exploration.
Glass gems altered to look like video game controller buttons offer yet another texture to be explored and can be used as counters.
Of course anyone who has given their child a sensory bin knows from experience that children will think of all sorts of fun ways to play that never occur to us adults.
Good luck to all entries.
The winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter.
Please be sure that you are in the continental US before entering, thank you.