As I’ve said before, sensory bins are a great teaching tool. They also really help kids focus. After some guided sensory play Trevor’s balance is better and his words are clearer. It’s amazing how much a good sensory diet can help a kid!
Sensory bins full of beans and rice are great, but they can get old after awhile. So since the Christmas season is upon us, we decided to create a Christmas sensory bin 🙂
First, you need to assemble some supplies:
For the “snow” I used a couple bags each of iridescent tinsel and white paper shreds. Then I added in some Christmas trinkets: Christmas-themed erasers; small bows; plastic snowman and penguin; jingle bells; round, plastic ornaments; shiny, present ornaments, pom-poms, plastic candy canes and a cup for filling/dumping/pretend play. I love that these things are all different sizes and textures and that some reflect light and make noise. I added everything to an under-the-bed storage container, and there you have it, a Christmas sensory bin:
What’s the next step? Oh yeah, have fun!
This was Trevor’s favorite sensory bin to date. He loved it so much, he wanted to get in it: