Sensory bins are fun way for kids to learn through play. There is a themed sensory bin for every season, holiday, or lesson! Here are 3 winter-themed sensory bins that you can make with items you likely have at home.
TIP: My favorite sensory bin tools include measuring cups, ladles, spoons, tongs, tweezers, droppers, or cups. Look around your home and see what items work well for scooping, dumping, and other fine motor skills.
Add a handful of arctic animals or plastic snowflakes to any of these bins to add another element of learning.
Winter Sensory Bin Ideas
Kids love playing with ice! It is fun for them to see how cold it is and play with it as it melts. It is easy for them to scoop and put into cups. Add arctic animals and explain to them that polar bears and penguins live surrounded by ice colder than the ice they are playing with and that they love to swim in the cold water.
2. Cotton Balls + Pom Poms
Cotton balls and pom poms are an easy option for your sensory bin. They are easy to clean up and store. Add blue pom poms to create a winter feel. I love using tweezers or tongs with cotton balls as it is good fine motor practice.
3. Fake Snow
Fake snow is always a huge hit! Here's the recipe:
Mix 2 1/2 cups of baking soda with 1/2 cup white conditioner until well combined. Place it in your sensory bin. Kids love to squeeze and form "snow balls" with fake snow.
What other winter-themed items do you use in your sensory bin? Share them with us @subscriptionboxkids!
**Always remember to monitor kids while playing with any items in your sensory bin.**