|Weather Sensory Bin|
On the weekends, my boys tend to get restless. Jonah has severe asthma, so he cannot go outside for long...30 minutes is the max without him starting to wheeze! So I'm always trying to find things that they can do inside without fighting!
One of the things they enjoy is when I pull out the sensory bin. Right now, ours is filled with army men and different cereals...with cinnamon, nutmeg, and some other spices sprinkled on top. But it is time to change things up and I love these ideas for different Spring Sensory Bins!
A trip to the $1 Store would easily take our sensory bin to Ireland, celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Just look around the house and see what you could add...gold coins, plastic spoons...kids could even play with green items in it.
|St. Patrick's Day Sensory Bin|
|Bunny Sensory Bin|
Aren't these easter ones cute? I can't tell you how many easter eggs and how much easter grass I have. It's crazy! What a great way to use them, too.!
|Spring Sensory Bin|
|Gardening Sensory Bin|
This gardening one I am really "digging"...sorry, bad pun! i just helped my youngest do some planting for a pizza garden (upcoming post!) so I know how much he would like this.
Have you ever used a sensory bin with your kids? Do they love them as much as mine? Even the local Children's Museums are now using sensory bins. They aren't just for kids with sensory needs. The Montessori schools and teaching uses sensory bins as a way to experience themes, units, and ideas in a "whole."