We love sensory bins and this is possibly one of my favourites! With just a few items we found in the pound shop and discount shops we have a really cute sensory bin less than £5!
To fill our sensory bin we looked around the seasonal aisle in the shops and found artificial rose petals (79p Home Bargains), love heart gem table scatterings (£1 Poundland), love heart confetti (49p Home Bargains), felt hearts (£1 Poundland), love heart lights (£1 Poundland) We then added bits from around the house, scoops (still available, 79p for 3 Home Bargains), heart cookie cutters (still available, 99p Home Bargains) mini buckets (we got these from a local craft selling page on Facebook)
Elsie used our sensory bin to generally explore, she hunted for the hidden gems, she explored the different textures and she experimented with tools she hadn't used before (scoops, buckets etc)
We have also used the sensory bin to talk about the colour red and have used it to give the new language a meaning like hard, soft, full empty etc. It was also great for practicing fine motor skills and pincer grasp.
Why not try...
Rose scented rice (Growing A Jeweled Rose), Cotton wool and gems (Fantastic Fun and Learning), Valentine Fine Motor Sensory Bin (Adventures Of Adam)
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