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- Sensory Bin or plastic container
- Corn Kernels
- Farm animals figurines or even bath animals
- Horse corral fencing
- Mini hay bails
- Sand toys like shovel and funnel
- Jumbo Tweezers
Books to Read
- Crunch and Crack, Oink and Whack! An Onomatopoeia Story
*Reading enhancing the learning environment
Set up in simple and really however you’d like. The bin we used for this sensory play has legs so that the children can stand while they explore.
For the filler, you can use any items you like such as colored rice, kinetic sand, pinto beans, lentils, sand, or even real dirt. I chose corn kernels because of the feel and how easy it is for the children to pick up the kernels and fill up the sand funnel. Plus the sound the kernels make as they fall back into the bin is a great auditory sensory.
Sensory Bins for Older Kids:
I’m a huge advocate for sensory play even at the elementary school level. While many sensory activities seem to be geared for toddlers and preschoolers, remember that your older children will still continue to find these enjoyable and educational.
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