St Patrick Day Sensory Bin ~ Digging for Lucky Coins

With the fact that Valentine’s Day is now over, I decided it was time to change our sensory bin out. So our first sensory bin for the next month is….

St Patrick Day Sensory Bin ~ Digging for “lucky coins”

Later on in the month when the kids loose interest in the bin, I plan on adding some sand sifters so they can sift for the lucky coins.

So whats in the St Patrick Day Sensory bin??ย 

  • 2 bags of lucky coins I picked up from Big Lots for $1
  • And sand we had on hand.
  • I also added a couple plastic containers to be able to collect the coins in, a few sets of tongs, scoops, a funnel and an old dressing container. This kept the boys busy for a few long periods today. They did end up of course with sand on the ground, but sand is wonderful sensory input and vacuuming is a great practical life skill ๐Ÿ™‚
Using the tongs to pick up the coins and put them in the container was great fun and wonderful fine motor practice.

The kid had a great time using our digging for lucky coins sensory bin.

For more great St. Patrick Day Ideas we have shared about stop over and visit our St. Patrick’s Day ideas page.

My St. Patrick’s Day Pinterest board has lots more ideas as well!



  1. Cute idea! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and would love for you to share this!

  2. Jill
    Thanks for stopping by and your nice comments! I headed over to your linky party and linked up, thanks for sharing and letting me know about it! Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Great sensory bin. I would love if you would stop by and link up to my linky party fun frugal friday at

    I am now following : )

    • Thanks for suggesting linking up to your party, I have now linked up! Thanks for becoming a follower! Have a blessed week!


  4. I love this fun idea! So cute! Pinning…

  5. I love this fun idea! So cute! Pinning…

  6. What a fun idea! I am popping in from Preschool Corner and love your blog. I am your newest follower.

  7. I’m stopping by from TGIF…..

    What fun! I’ve been thinking about our next sensory box activities. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Like this idea-sure my children would enjoy this.

  9. This is so fun! I’ve been thinking of doing something similar to this…I saw a couple posts last year about it….kind of forgot about it until I saw this post. Thanks for the reminder! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Thanks for sharing this brilliant idea! Just found what I’m going to do for a St. Patty’s Day sensory bin! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Thanks for sharing! Looks like something my 3 1/2 year old would enjoy!

  12. What a great idea! I have been intending to set up a sensory bin, but have yet to make the plunge ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

    • Michelle,
      It took me a while to finally take the plunge into sensory bins for my kids once I did my kids loved them and I wish I would have done it sooner. I’m sure your kids will love it if you do set one up for them. Thanks for stopping over and commenting!! Have a blessed weekend!!

  13. This is a great idea! I love sensory bins and this is just perfect.My little ones will love it!

    • Our Home Of Many Blessings,
      Thank you so much. It is simple fun, but kids and sand just go together. Give them something to find in the sand and it keeps them busy for hours. I’m sure your little ones will love it. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!!


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