I’ve just finished putting together a couple new sensory bins and I’m quite excited to see how LittleMan reacts to them in the morning. SunnyGirl was still up when I was assembling them so she got first go.
Two bins, each representing a side of the force.
Vader Bin: red shredded paper, red and white pom poms, red strings of beads, tongs, measuring spoons, clear glass gems, red foam hands, glow-in-the-dark stars, fighter pods, Darth Vader container
Yoda Bin: chocolate mint scented rice (I used Duncan Hines Frosting Creations to dye and scent the rice in one step, an idea I first saw on PlayCreateExplore), blue and green pom poms, glow-in-the-dark beaded bracelet, tongs, measuring spoons, blue and green glass gems, green foam feet, glow-in-the-dark stars, green stencil, small silicone silicone mini muffin pan, Clone Wars cup, Yoda container with hidden mini figure inside, and a DIY green lightsaber (again, more on the lightsaber below).
As you can tell from the pictures SunnyGirl got her fair share of fine motor practice in, though there are certain items her older brother would find more useful. (Note her feeble attempt to use tongs. Sorry babe but you’re not quite ready for that yet.)
And now, as promised, a note on the mini lightsabers. Its so simple. All I did was fold a pipe cleaner in half, twist it, then fold it in half again, twist again, then wrap a small strip of duct tape around the end of it. Its silly the little things that make me chuckle.
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