Christmas-Sensory-Bin

Christmas Sensory Bin

I love putting together sensory bins for the kids. This is one that I put together last Christmas for the kids during a period of time when I was pretty sick. I gave the kids something to keep them busy and let me rest on the couch and try to feel better. Because I was sick I didn’t end up getting this bin posted last year, so here it is now! Whats Inside: Slippery Spheres (water beads) Grow your own christmas sponges I found at the Dollar Store Water Cups This is what the bin looked like soon after adding Continue Reading…

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Halloween Sensory Bin ~ DIY Moon Sand

Sensory bins is something the younger boys and the bigger boys love using. So I decided to make a halloween sensory bin using DIY Moon Sand. We have tried to make “cloud dough” before using flour and baby oil which worked, but made a very big mess!! So this time I decided to add sand to it hoping it would be less messy. I was right, and we will be using this recipe in the future for other batches of Moon Sand. I will give you the measurements we used to make our Halloween Sensory bin with DIY Moon Sand. Continue Reading…

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Over 50 Sensory Bin Ideas

We have created and used MANY different sensory bins the last few years. Now we usually just use the same type of sensory bin but maybe change it up a little with different fillers or a few new things inside them. It keeps the little ones very happy, teaches them great fine motor skills, and are used very regularly. My wonderful hubby made us 2 different DIY sensory tables which are what we use most of the time now when we make them. 1. Bird Seed Sensory Bin with scoops and bowls. 2. Give finger nail brushes to wash your Continue Reading…

Summer-Sensory-Bin

Summer Sensory Bin

Last summer we enjoyed playing in our colored ice summer sensory bin so much during hot days since then the little boys love it when we make our fun summer sensory bin to play in and stay cool. We also love excavating toys from ice as well to stay cool. Both ideas are super easy, practically cost nothing and keep the kids busy for quite a while! To make your own colored ice cubes, all you do is add food coloring to water and them pour different colors into all the ice cube trays we have. Because of all the Continue Reading…

Easter-Sensory-Bin

Easter Sensory Bin

With Easter just around the corner I decided to put together an Easter Sensory Bin for the kids to play in, as usual we add lots of learning to our fun! All of the items found inside this sensory bin were purchased from Oriental Trading Company. Whats Inside The Sensory Bin? Mini Faith Erasers Colored He Lives Coins Golden bible verse coins Foam egg beads Mini Chicks Easter Eggs Faith Erasers ~ A few packs of these were put into the sensory bin. He Lives coins ~ We talked about the fact that there are 3 crosses on one of Continue Reading…

Rainbow-Sensory-Bin

Rainbow Sensory Bin

The kids had tons of fun using our Green Goo sensory bin for the last few weeks, I decided to make another fun St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin for the kids when I was dying rice for Ethan’s shamrock. We dyed rice the colors of the rainbow for his shamrock, and also learned the colors of the rainbow. Whats Inside The Rainbow Sensory Bin? Rainbow colored rice Lucky Green coins. A cute little chest I picked up at the thrift store a while back for $.10, this was one of the favorite things to play with in the bin. Our Continue Reading…

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Green Goo Sensory Bin

With St. Patrick’s Day getting close I thought it would be fun to made some green goo to put in our sensory bin. I originally found this recipe but have made a bigger batch and also changed it around a little bit because we didn’t have clear glue. I do have a couple bits of advice for making and using the goo. The green good gets stuck into carpet very easy, and will then dye your carpet the color of the goo, we chose to use the bin over some of our hard wood floor. I would suggest using it Continue Reading…

Christmas Cutting Strips

I have been dealing with lots of health issues with myself lately. Trying to find the right meds to get my rheumatoid arthritis under control has been and still is a long process. My rheumatologist is located 2 1/2 hours away and even longer is we come up against traffic jams, construction, or bad weather. We have decided that even though Serena is old enough to watch all the kids on her own, it is easier to bring Ethan with us so that she is just in charge of 1 of the little boys for what usually ends up lasting Continue Reading…

Christmas-Sensory-Bin

Christmas Sensory Bin

Of course it wouldn’t be Christmas around our school room without a new Christmas Sensory bin. So here is our first Christmas Sensory bin. What’s Inside The Sensory Bin? Mini Stockings Christmas Bows Jingle Bells Plastic Candy Canes Mini wrapped presents Christmas containers Garland Red Christmas buttons Gabe has been in love with the jingle bells! Ethan enjoys decorating the school room with the Christmas decorations! These are the cute things you find after he has been playing in the Christmas Sensory bin, candy canes decorating the room! He also likes to bring me stockings with presents, and a baskets Continue Reading…

Halloween-Sensory-Bin

Halloween Sensory Bin

Halloween Sensory Bin Idea I decided to pull out our Halloween Sensory Bin from last year and just changed things up a little bit. For anyone interested in where we got our Sensory Table head over and read my DIY Sensory Table post, my hubby made it for me!! Inside The Halloween Sensory Bin: Orange and Purple dyed rice Black Beans Halloween colored bracelets Spider and Skeleton rings Halloween colored Pom Poms Yellow and Orange Spikey Balls Pirate Coins Small Pumpkin Containers Scoops for scooping the rice We worked on scooping the rice into the pumpkins which was¬†wonderful fine motor Continue Reading…

Ocean-Movement-Activity

Ocean Movement Activity

Welcome to day 3 of our beach and ocean unit! For anyone just joining us, I have split our beach and ocean unit up into 5 different posts and am posting them every other day, the last two topics were, Part 1 –¬† Beach and ocean shelves. Part 2 – Beach and ocean sensory bins. Today I am going to talk about our movement activity that we added into our beach/ocean unit, we try to have lots of activities to keep the boys moving or they have a hard time focusing on the tasks at hand. So Our DIY Sensory Continue Reading…

Beach-Sensory-Bin

Beach Sensory Bin

Welcome back to part 2 of our beach and ocean theme. Sunday I shared our beach and ocean shelves, today I am talking about our Sensory Bins for our beach and ocean weeks. Because I have been so busy planning for the upcoming school year, and getting everyone back into our school routines, I haven’t been adding many new sensory bins, I will say we have been using many of our previous bins but many of them outside while the boys are playing! With the start of our school year I thought it would be fun to add a new Continue Reading…