It's still drab and cold here in Boston and hasn't quite felt like spring yet so I put together this fun spring flowers sensory bin to try to bring some spring to our house. This sensory bin is simple and with the exception of a few items we had around the house, it's all from the dollar store!
The best thing about sensory bins is how flexible they are. You can make them however you want! I used a combination of things we had around the house and things I picked up at the dollar store.To replicate this spring flowers sensory bin, you will need:
- a bin
- decorative grass - I used crinkled paper grass, and glittery Easter grass
- faux flowers - I pulled them off the stem
- green bendy staws
- large yellow pompoms
- small pails - Target Dollar Spot buckets are great!
- insect figures - I scored a few (affiliate link) TOOBs of animals at the thrift store, including a set of insects
- spring and garden themed toys from around the house - we had a turtle, some foam leaves and flowers from a building kit, and a flower shaped ice cube tray from Ikea
I layered the grass first, followed by all of the other elements. Of course, it only looked like this when it was an invitation to play!
The babies did a lot of different things with this sensory bin. I love seeing what they decide to do and how they approach a new bin. They explored all of the different things by touching them and picking them up. They love the fingerplay "This is the Beehive" so they were very into the bees I hid here and there.
They collected different objects in their buckets - mainly flowers (Baby B) and pompoms (Baby A). I'd been expecting them to collect the insects but besides the bees, they weren't very interested.
We had a lot of fun digging into spring with this sensory bin. This bin would also be great to pair with color matching or naming types of flowers!
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