We absolutely love sensory play. It is fun, educational, and relaxing! We took all our items from our Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt and made this fun Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin.
For This You’ll need:
- Plastic Container
- Kool Aid Dyed Rice
- Shredded red paper
- Valentine’s Day items I used a box, heart shaped bracelets, heart shapes, and a balloon.
This activity helps:
- Promote learning through all 5 senses
- Build fine motor skills
- Teaches Valentine’s Day themes
- Teach colors, shapes, size, and texture
- Teaches classification, categorizes and counting
- Builds vocabulary
She started by feeling the rice with her hands.
She then started filling the box with rice
She then started to fill the box with all the glitter heart shapes. This was a great way for her to learn classification which is a pre-math skill. She was grouping the items together based on their common features.
We also used them to learn the colors red and pink. I showed her which one was pink and which was red, then we dumped them all back out and I would ask her to find the pink ones and put them back in the box. Then we did it for the red ones.
Another learning opportunity was with the bracelets. She started to put all of them in the box, so we started counting as she put them in and then would count them as she took them out.
She really loved this sensory bin. As with most sensory bins, this kept her busy for over an hour and we will keep it in our play rotation for quite a few weeks.
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