Spring Sensory Bin

I have made a new spring sensory bin just in time for spring that for now, is in our big sensory bin, but it will be put into our new Sensory Table that Jake so wonderfully made for me this weekend once that has dried completely.
Whats Inside our Spring Sensory Bin:
Dirt from our yard as a filler
Fake flowers
A few bugs
2 metal watering cans
1 metal flower pot
1 small scoop
2 gardening shovels
1 garden spade
 I stored the flowers under the bin so he could add them as they wanted. First we had to dig in the dirt for a little bit, and then fill the flower pot and watering cans.


Ethan ended up digging in the dirt for quite a while before he decided to add some more flowers!
After he filled the flower pot and watering cans he added the rest of the flowers to the pots!
And then he said “here mommy this is for you” how sweet! I have a feeling this sensory bin will be used a lot by all of the boys!
Here are a couple of the Spring books we have been reading about spring.
Stop by and see what other spring ideas I have pinned on my Spring Pinterest Board!
To find other GREAT ideas to do with your kids, check out the blogs I am linked up with.


  1. this is what i call getting down and dirty! we love to play in the dirt! thanks for stopping by the other day and looking at our preschool area!

  2. I LOVE this! Very inspirational 🙂

  3. My kids would love this bin. Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing at AfterSchool.

  4. Good idea for a sensory bin 🙂 Most kids do love to play in the dirt!
    Thanks for sharing with Look What We Did.

  5. Fun idea. Great way to start spring! Here from the Hop. http://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com

  6. great idea! Thanks for sharing with us at tip toe thru tuesday!

  7. Fantastic idea for getting into the spirit of Spring! Thanks for linking up this week to my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop.

  8. Great idea. My daughter is obsessed with flowers and unplanting real flowers. Glad I found your blog. New follower from hop! Stop by and follow back when you can!


    • Julie
      My son was obsessed with digging things up in the yard to, that was my inspiration for this sensory bin! So glad you are a new follower, I stopped by and am following your blog now to! Have a wonderful week!


  9. I love sensory bins though I would never have thought of this! Thanks for sharing with BTT!

  10. I LOVE this as a sensory bin idea! I might even take some fake flowers outside for the kids to play with! Thanks for sharing at Teach Me Tuesday!!

  11. Awesome sensory bin! I featured your photo and post in my Montessori-Inspired Gardening Activities at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2012/05/29/montessori-inspired-gardening-unit/

    • Deb,
      Thank you so much for your kind words, they are always so appreciated. Also thanks for featuring our photo on your Gardening Activities. It is always an honor! Have a great week!



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