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- Sensory bin or plastic container
- Cooked Noodles
- Green Food Coloring or Liquid Watercolor
- Plastic Berries
- Silicone Pots (used for baking)
- Jumbo Tweezers
Books to Read
- I'm a Dirty Dinosaur
- That's Not My Dinosaur
*Reading enhancing the learning environment
Ready for a simple sensory bin that's so easy to set up? You've come to the right place. We paired this fun Berry Patch sensory bin with our Farm themed play or great for a Birthday Party for your child.
Cook your noodles as recommended on back of the packaging. Then place in a plastic baggie.
Add in drops of food coloring (or liquid watercolor) of your choice. I choose green so it looks like grass.
Mix the noodles and coloring in bag and let sit so it soaks up the color. Then rinse in cold water to remove in excess coloring.
Once your child is ready to play, pour out the noodles into a sensory bin. Since this is food, remember to keep in the refrigerator until ready to play. We tossed the noodles after the children were finished playing.
Fine Motor Skills
The great thing about this bin is your child won't really need any direction. They can scoop up the noodles with their hands or you can offer this fun tongs. The tongs are great for enhancing their fine motor skills.
The tongs can be used for picking up the noodles or like she's doing in the photo, picking up the berries and placing them in these fun silicone pots (these are actually used for baking but I love using things from the kitchen and incorporating them into play time).
Sensory Bins for Older Kids:
I'm a huge advocate for sensory play even at the elementary school level. While many sensory activities seem be geared for toddlers and preschoolers, remember that your older children will still continue to find these enjoyable and educational.
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