Valentines Day Themed Sensory Bin

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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13 comments:

  1. This is a lovely idea and I would naver have thought of it in a million years. Might give this a go xXx

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    1. My lot love a sensory bin Katie, well worth the (minimal) effort, great to grab when they are 'bored' :) X

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  2. This looks like so much fun :) Great idea ..

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  3. I love this sensory bin. I will give it a go with my girls. I have not thought of using lights before. I like the way you have used a silver tray so its extra reflective. #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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    1. The lights and the silver tray make it so much more exciting for little eyes doesn't it! :)

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  4. Lovely idea for a valentines sensory themed play session. Lots to learn with it too.
    Thanks for sharing with #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. Definitely, I am finding they help with Elsie's language development too.

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  5. What a great idea for a sensory bin! My mummy wants to make her own one for Valentine's Day....full of rose petals and chocolate! ;) #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. I was thinking of adding (real) rose petals after Valentines...IF i get any roses that is!! :)

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  6. Absolutely love the addition of the lights, adds a whole new ... erm, sense? :P Ray x #toddlerapprovedtuesday

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    1. ha ha!! I know exactly what you mean Ray! I love adding lights to our bins, make them much more interesting for the older monsters

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  7. Looks like lots of fun. Lots of great finds to include for the theme of Valentine's! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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  8. I need to start looking in the pound shops etc for some good bargains. We did a Valentine's Bin too using pink rice.

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