“Put Me In The Zoo” Sensory Bin

Along with other types of developmental activities, sensory bins are becoming increasingly more popular both at school as well as in the home.

“Put Me in the Zoo” Sensory Bin

Not only do they provide children with the opportunity to engage in non-standard learning activities, but they also provide children with the chance to enjoy new sight, sound, smell, taste and touching experiences are here to help answer.

This particular type of sensory bin is great for children of all ages, and is great for developing sensory motor skills, as well as having the ability to discuss and 

The only question is, how do you make a “Put Me in the Zoo” sensory bins? This is what we retell literature. In this guide, we are going to be showing you how to make one of your very own. Read on!

What Is A Sensory Bin?

Before we get any further, we first think that it would be helpful to talk more about what a sensory bin actually is! To cut a long story short, a sensory bin is something that provides children with the opportunity to engage in tactile learning.

Unlike actual bins, sensory bins contain various objects that encourage children to engage in critical thinking, experience new sights, sounds and feels and overall support general development in children. 

One of the best parts about sensory bins is that they can also be easily themed around various books, holidays, academic skills and more – which brings us to our next section. 

How To Make a “Put Me in the Zoo” Sensory Bin

Now that we’ve covered what a sensory bin is, we’re sure that you’ll be keen to learn a little more about how you can go about making a “Put Me in the Zoo” sensory bin of your very own! Regardless of whether you are a teacher or you simply want to make a sensory bin for your child to enjoy at home, this zoo-themed sensory bin is an excellent learning tool to provide little ones with. 

Whenever you’re ready, below, let’s take a look at how you can go about making your very own zoo-themed sensory bin:

What You’ll Need

You’re going to need a few items to make sure that you are able to make your sensory bin correctly. Here’s a little breakdown of what you need to make the “Put Me in the Zoo” sensory bin:

  • The Book Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire
  • Plastic container
  • Rainbow water beads
  • Bowls and scoops

Once you have made sure that you have gotten all these items, you will then be ready to go ahead and start building your very own “Put me in the Zoo” sensory bin! This brings us to our next section.

Step-By-Step Instructions

After you’ve gathered all of the objects you’ll need to make your “Put Me in the Zoo” sensory bin, you are then going to be ready to begin assembling it all together. Follow the instructions that we are going to give you below to make sure that you do it successfully:

  1. First things first, start by taking the plastic container that you have picked and place the water beads inside. Then, fill the container with water and allow the beads to soak overnight.
  2. In the morning after you have allowed the water beads to soak in the water, you can then go ahead and drain all of the excess water that is remaining. 
  3. After you have drained the bin of any excess water, proceed to go ahead and place the various scoops and bowls that you have selected into the sensory bin.
  4. Then, go ahead and take the Put Me in the Zoo book over the top of the water beads, scoops and bowls. This will indicate to the children what the sensory bin is all about.
  5. If you are a teacher, you should place the sensory bin in an area of the classroom where all the children will be able to easily access the sensory bin. Alternatively, if you are making a sensory bin for the home, you should keep it in an area of the house that is spacious and easily accessible for your little ones.

While the children are playing with the sensory bin, you should make sure that you are taking the time to read through the accompanying book with the children.

This will help to enrich the playtime and help the children to better understand what the point of the sensory bin actually is.

Along with taking the time to read through the book with the children, it is also recommended that you take the time to frequently stop and ask open-ended questions.

This will help to increase literature skills while also encouraging critical thinking, rather than just simply asking “yes” or “no” questions. 

As well as this, you will also be able to talk to the children about all of the different “spot”  colors that they will be able to see inside the sensory bin, all the while making sure to make regular connections back to the book.

Wrapping Up

There we have it! You’ve made it to the end of the guide. Now that you have taken the time to read through this guide, we hope that we have been able to give you a better understanding of how you can make the “Put Me in the Zoo” sensory bin!

This particular sensory bin is super easy to make and ideal for encouraging both literature reading as well as motor skills. 

Before you go, why don’t you give this page a bookmark? That way, if you ever need to come back and refresh your memory on how to make a zoo-themed sensory bin, you will know exactly where to find us.

Thank you for taking the time to read through this guide, and we hope that you have fun making this “Put Me in the Zoo” sensory bin. Bye for now! 

Suzy Anderson
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