Sensory bins are a cheap way to keep your children VERY entertained and develop fine motor skills, as well as experience different textures. Your sensory bin can be as simple as a shallow dishpan, or one of those classroom sand and water tables. Since we are at home, I have found that using a plastic storage bin with a plastic table cloth under it for easy cleanup is the best way to go! I have containers of all sizes used for different sensory bins.
My first one was an
which "L" completely loves!
Everything for this bin was found at Walmart but you can try your local pet store as well. I got the sea shells and colored glass rocks at the dollar store.
*Plastic storage bin
*Glass colored rocks
*Ocean animal toys
L'S OCEAN SENSORY BIN
Before water was added
He's digging for treasure. I put a few pennies into the ocean so he could search for treasure :)
We had many Nemo adventures in our little ocean
We played well into the evening, and after we came inside I turned on the movie "Finding Nemo." He seemed to watch it more intently than the first time he saw it. Notice what he's holding?....