There’s nothing we love more than sensory bins! You have probably noticed sensory bins throughout each classroom and in our centers area in the House. Sensory bins are easy, generally inexpensive to make, and don’t take up a lot of room. They encourage all sorts of skills including language and vocabulary, math, science, fine motor, and social. Mrs. Hope sent over this awesome idea for a sensory bin guaranteed to keep you cool as the weather warms up.
Frosty Frozen Sensory Bin
- Plastic container
- Food coloring
- Shaving cream
- Spoon or tweezers (optional)
- Objects to freeze in shaving cream*
*We used different colored plastic ants but any items you can count, sort, and create patterns will work. Be creative and use what you have on hand!
- Mix shaving cream and food coloring in the plastic container. This is a great opportunity to talk about mixing colors!
- Place your objects into the shaving cream and freeze the container for about an hour.
- Remove the container and start digging! Use your fingers, spoons, or tweezers to really get those fine motor muscles moving.
- Ask questions! What do you see? What do you feel? What do you smell? What does this make you think of? Can you come up with a story for the -object- you found?
Why We Love This
Sensory bins are play-based learning which we LOVE! They provide tons of fun and tons of learning opportunities by engaging all of the senses. With a little creativity, you can make one from just about anything you have laying around at home.