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Winter is here and that means it’s time to put together an awesome winter sensory bin. This type of bin is going to have lots of fun stuff in it that your kiddos can enjoy. In the wintertime, all kids get a little finicky because they can’t just go outside and play in the sunshine.
A winter sensory bin has a way of keeping kids busy, while also fulfilling those sensory needs. These sensory bins work wonders for activity time, stations, and allowing the kids to explore. They are also great for kids of all ages!
If you have never put a sensory bin together, then why not start? It’s truly amazing how you can switch up this sensory bin and make things different too. You can follow the directions for this bin, but you can also vary it and add what you think your kiddos would like.
What is the purpose of a sensory bin?
Oh, there is so much fun to be hard when you are a child. You see, children thing that sensory bins are just for play, but they are learning so much more. A winter sensory bin is a good idea because it allows children to explore and have so much fun. They can also discover, engage, and imagine. Sensory bins take children to a whole new world that they may otherwise miss out on.
What age is best for sensory play?
In my opinion, there is no right or wrong age for sensory play. If a child needs sensory play, there shouldn’t be an age limit on that. However, sensory bins tend to work better for kids who are elementary age or younger. Every once in a while, you may see a sensory bin helping an older child and that’s awesome. This is why I don’t put a limit on what age is best for sensory play.
Winter Sensory Bin – Fine Motor Activity
1 package of white foam beads
Blue pom poms
Clear tray (looks like an icy effect)
Small plastic bowls for sorting materials
Optional: scoops, plastic spoon, or tweezers. I love this bundle that has them all.
Optional: winter animal toys
(Note: below, you can add the desired amount of items that will fit easily into the tray you are using.)
Set up a workspace for kids to play. (The foam beads can be a bit messy, so prepare for that!)
Add pom poms.
Add decorative snowflakes.
It’s playtime! Use hands, scoops, or plastic spoon for play.
Warning: Because we use small objects in this bin, use caution with younger children. Supervision is always encouraged.
What other Sensory Bins do you create?