For this bin I used pink and white silk rose petals, red and white pompoms, heart shaped bracelets, heart shaped containers, purple and pink heart shaped foam stickers, plastic heart shaped gems, and measuring cups.
Everything used in this bin was purchased from Dollar Tree and is re-usable.
In fact, the heart shaped containers have already been used in another non-bin sensory play activity as well as a sensory literacy activity. The bracelets and gems have seen some playtime on the light table.
For children who are used to digging around in rice, beans, shredded paper, pompoms, and dirt, the feather-light rose petals provided a brand-new sensation they had never experienced before.
LittleMan was fascinated with how everything sunk to the bottom.
SunnyGirl loved putting the various items (gems, pompoms, stickers) into the heart shaped containers and then shaking them to see the sounds they made.