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Princess Bubble Bath and Spa Day Sensory Bin

Princess Bubble Bath and Spa Day Sensory Bin

Most kids love water play and bubbles. We got creative today and decided to have a Princess Bubble Bath and Spa Day, using our Little People Princesses from Fisher Price. We filled one side of our Ikea Flisat table with warm water and added 1-2…

Sensory Bin with Buttons | Button Monsters

Sensory Bin with Buttons | Button Monsters

Get your kiddo scooping, sifting, and sorting with this adorable sensory bin! Gather some colorful buttons and draw some simple silly monsters. Glue your monsters to cardboard and cut slits for mouths. Place cornmeal mixture and buttons of assorted colors in a bin. Check out…

Car Wash Station with Shaving Cream

Car Wash Station with Shaving Cream

Car wash station is an easy way to incorporate sensory play into your routine. Here, Grayson added a foaming pre-wash using shaving cream to increase tactile exploration and work on fine motor skills! Then, we rinsed the cars in soapy water for them to come…

Valentines Day Sensory Bin

Valentines Day Sensory Bin

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to gather up all things hearts, pink, purple, and shiny and make a sensory bin! Our occupational therapists love sensory bins and tactile play. For this sensory bin, we dyed ABC pasta purple and red and mixed in some…

Hot Cocoa Sensory Bin

Hot Cocoa Sensory Bin

Edible sensory bins… yes, please! Our good friend, Trader Joes, made this yummy cereal – Hot Cocoa O’s – that was perfect for some preschool fun. We gathered our holiday cups and paper straws, and used our scoopers and whisks to whip up some Hot…

Pasta Sensory Bin

Pasta Sensory Bin

Happy National Pasta Day! Who doesn’t love pasta? To celebrate this day, we put together a pasta themed sensory bin! Ingredients: Dry pasta Red sauce (shredded paper) – we put red construction paper through the paper shredder. You can also buy shredded paper at the…

Halloween Noodles

Halloween Noodles

This Halloween sensory bin is full of ooey, gooey, slimy FUN! It is super simple (& cheap) to make and brings out the tactile explorer in all with a spooky theme. Directions: Adult – Boil pasta until al dente. Drain and rinse in cold water.…

Spooky Sensory Bin

Spooky Sensory Bin

Here is a fun and simple sensory bin for Halloween! We combined dry black beans and lentils with spider and frog rings. Halloween cupcake liners from the 99cent store added to the holiday theme. Handy Scooper tongs from Learning Resources make digging even more fun.…