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This kit includes sensory bin + lid (size: 13" x 7-1/2" x 4-1/4"h) containing the following items. Plus a label for simple storage
- 24 ounces of filler (corn kernels)
- 6 figurines that are non-toxic, free from phthalates and BPAs
- 4 Horse corral panels that you can clip together or leave separate
- Shovel and Wooden scoop
- 7 pieces of natural Birch twigs
- 2 log rounds
- Mini galvanized bucket with handle
- 10 red "Apple" pompoms
- Cloth swatch & 2 feathers for added texture
- 3 "barrels" dyed in warm colors: Red, Orange, and Yellow
- and a large gingham cloth to create and play on
Sensory bins play an important role in language development and encouraging safe exploration of the world around your child. Learning through play allows your child to explore, build their confidence as they learn to problem solve, and increase their creativity, among a multitude of other skills.
Every item has been carefully curated to bring your child the highest quality to enhance their auditory, textile, and visual sensory play.
I chose corn kernels because of the feel and how easy it is for the children to pick up the kernels. Filling the bucket or simple letting the kernels fall back into the bin creates some great sounds, your child is sure to love.
Safety is extremely important and some activities may not be suitable for your younger children. Please supervise your child at all times.
Setup in simple since there is no wrong way to play or create. You can leave all items in the bin or find other containers from around your home like a tray.
So many great textures are in this bin for your child to explore. The cloth swatch could be used as a blanket, or a place for your animals to eat. The real birch twigs are bound but you can simply untie them and let your child pretend to build with them.
You can ask questions like "What colors do you see?" or "Let's find all of the Red items". The dyed "Barrels" are in warm colors. Warm colors parts of the color wheel that are Red, Orange, and Yellow.
Math on the Farm:
Learning through play is simple when you direct it around a theme. You can line up the "Apples" and ask your child to count them, or count together as your drop them into your bucket.
Using your shovel, you can carry each apple over to the animals and feed them. This is also great for increasing hand-eye coordination and fine-motor skills.
This filler was chosen for this bin because it's easy to pick up, sweep up, and even vacuum up. So, if half of these end up on the floor, simply vacuum up or encourage your child to sweep them up with you.
When your child is finished playing, simply dump all items back into the container, close the lid and sit it nicely on the shelf. The label is laminated and provides an eye-catching organized look so you'll know exactly where the bin is when you're ready to get it back out.
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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