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- Sensory bin or plastic container
- Liquid water (I added blue for fun)
- Soap (click here for how we made ours)
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. You can grab the items in the bin you're going to use and can even set this up during nap time so when your little one wakes up, you have a fun activity to offer.
Even though we set this up on the hardwood floor, I still set out many towels around just to absorb any splashing.
That way, you don't have to stress about the mess and your child can just enjoy playing.
I love using the foam soap because my children can pump as much as they like without me feeling like they're using up all of the soap. Allowing them to pump the soap all by themselves is satisfying, increasing their motor skills, and helps build their confidence.
Click here to see how we made this fun DIY Lego Soap
Clean Clean Clean
You can simple jump right into this sensory bin activity or can start out by reading a story. I love reading I'm a Dirty Dinosaur. It's a funny little story that I'm sure your child will enjoy. Then you can talk about how you can clean your own little dinosaurs.
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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