Rainbow Sensory Bin.

You will have noticed that I have been making up a lot of sensory bins lately, this is because a) the monsters love them and b) they are so easy to put together and are something different to play with.  This week we are focusing on rainbows, first we read Colours Colours Everywhere and then played a quick scavenger hunt together, which is how we put this rainbow sensory bin together.

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What you need:
Any kind of tray, we use a silver roasting tray!
Coloured wooden blocks
Threading beads
Coloured dinosaurs
Rainbow loom bands
Pom poms
Alphabet magnets (lowercase)
Plastic scoops

Colours Colours Everywhere book
Colour flashcards

Literally anything goes in this bin, so long as it is bright and colourful! And to make it even easier, all you have to do is chuck in your tray and add some rainbow cups and scoops. This is a great bin for exploring colours using the Colours Colours Everywhere book from Little Tiger Publishers.

Before setting up the bin, we played a scavenger hunt game with som sheets of felt on the coffee table and asked the monsters to go on a hunt and see what we could find. We also emptied a couple of the toy boxes because they had gotten stuff all muddled up (a nice sneaky way to get some tidying done!) and with the odds and ends they found they used them to colour match. 

Towards the end of the week, I am going to colour in the bottom of some rainbow cups to enable Elsie to play colour matching games if she wishes, I have also printed out a rainbow colouring in sheet that she can fill in with items from the tray.


  1. This is fab!!! I used to love making sensory bins with my kids #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  2. What an amazing rainbow sensory bin. So many beautiful colours.
    Thank you for sharing our coconut sensory bin. I have pinned :)

  3. This looks great - this might be a good way to start teaching Clara about colours. #toddlerapprovedtuesday

  4. This is amazing. I love that there's so many different objects what kid wouldn't love this. Pinning.

  5. This does look fun, I'm a bit rubbish with sensory bins I'm afraid though. Never really know what to do with them! Xx

  6. What a bright and colourful sensory bin. Very inviting for little ones to play with.
    Thanks for sharing with #LetKidsBeKids


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