Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pond/Lifecycle of a Frog Sensory Bin/Small World Play


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In honor of Spring, I created this pond/lifecycle of a frog sensory bin/small world play.
I used fishtank plants, as well as fake plant leaves that i've collected from Goodwill (one of my favorite places for sensory bin material.) I made the lilly pad from a sheet of foam. The green rocks are those vase gems you find in the floral section.



I also bought a packet of figures that show the lifecyle of a frog at Hobby Lobby and added these to the pond. We had lots of fun talking about how a tadpole becomes a frog. L had lots of questions and asked me more than once to explain the process to him.



This was one of my favorite sensory bins/small world play setups yet!








 
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16 comments:

  1. I love it! I love the life cycle frogs. I had not seen them before. I will have to get some, and incorporate them into a fun playtime. As always, thanks for the inspiration :)

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  2. And Lexi LOVED playing with it also! I've got to make one for us! :) You are so so clever! And going to Goodwill is brilliant!

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  3. Cute! I've pinned this so I'll remember it when we learn ponds. :)

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  4. Super cute sensory bin! I was at Michael's and saw the Froggie Lifecycle but didn't really know how to incorporate it into more than a few seconds of explaining, so didn't purchase it! Bummer! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing at Kids Co-op!

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  5. How wonderful! We are doing a pond theme in a couple weeks. I just might have to copy this! Thanks for sharing the idea!

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  6. Melissa @ Honey Bee BooksMay 11, 2012 at 5:14 AM

    Looks like lots of fun! I love the lifecycle figures. We are about to start a frog lifecycle activity here too. While we were visiting my parent's farm we saw lots of tadpoles in their pond and found some frogs too!

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  7. This is perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. This is so great! now I am not going to be happy until I find myself some of those frogs! Thanks for linking up with Weekly Kids Co-Op and sharing this fabulous idea!

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  9. Those life cycle of a frog toys are a lucky find. I love the sensory bin you made with them. I'm pinning this to the Kids Co-op board so others can check it out. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. What a great sensory bin - I will have to hunt out for the lifecycle figures as my son loves frogs.

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  11. I love this sensory bin! It looks like a lot of fun to play with! Thanks for sharing! We featured it on our weekly Friday play date. ;-) http://www.jugglingwithkids.com/2012/05/weekly-kids-co-op-come-and-play-5.html

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  12. Did you add green food colouring to the water or was it just the impact of all your lovely green things? WOnderful. Amazon sell you frog cycle!

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  13. No food coloring...i'm sure the green things helped, but I also set it in the grass and that REALLY made it look green :)

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  14. I bought the Frog Life Cycle from Hobby Lobby on sale a few weeks ago. Hadn't given much thought to how I would use it in my Preschool class...now I know. Thank you so much for such a wonderful idea. Our little ones are going to love it. Instead of the vase beads though, I think I might use blue and green water beads.

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  15. This is great! You have great sensory bins ideas. Do you have a collection of all your sensory ideas on pinterest?

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  16. Thank you! I do have a Pinterest board for Sensory Bins! http://pinterest.com/ibeejc/sensory-bins-small-world-play/

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