Sensory bins are an all time favorite activity at our house! The benefits are endless!
We’ve done TONS of them over the years. (Get our full list of sensory bin activities.)
This rainbow sensory bin is absolutely gorgeous with the added benefit of being safe for even your youngest adventurers.
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Wrap a small puppy (or whatever you have on hand) in a scarf. Bunch it up and stick it in the bin.
If your kids are tempted to put things in their mouths, be sure to use objects that are too large to be a choking hazard.
Once all the puppies are wrapped up and the scarves are put into the bins, invite your kids to dig in!
My kids didn’t even notice that there were puppies inside the scarves until I told them to start looking for them! My five year old caught on very quickly!
My three year old definitely had to stretch his fine motor skills and problem solving abilities to the max, but he felt SO proud when he would finally get the puppies free!
One major plus to this sensory bin is that there’s not a ton of rice or beans strewn about the kitchen. And since it’s not made of food, it doesn’t spoil so it can be used over and over again.
We found the see-through scarves to be best for my younger son, while my older son enjoyed the challenge of the solid scarves.