Spring is such a fun time to learn about frogs. They are perfect for observing life cycles and learning about their habitat is equally engaging. This frog & pond habitat sensory bin provides a great opportunity for kids to demonstrate their knowledge about frogs and habitats.

This frog pond sensory is a fun way to explore the life cycle of frogs, learn about their habitat and just have fun!

Recommended Grade Level:

Materials for the Frog Pond Sensory Bin

  • Blue Dyed Rice
  • Blue and Green Pipe Cleaners
  • Toy Frogs
  • Various Blue Vase Filler
  • Green Crinkle Paper
  • Tongs
  • Green Cupcake Liners

There is no wrong way to use a sensory bin like this.

But you will need 12 Cups of rice dyed blue (directions for dyeing rice).

Well, throwing the rice is off-limits for us and gets kids banned from the bin…

Besides that though, this habitat sensory bin is all about exploration. Whether it be picking up the rice in their hands and feeling the sensation of it trickling through their fingers, using the tongs to pick up tiny objects, or playing pretend with the frogs, there are so many different ways to use this bin!

This frog pond sensory is a fun way to explore the life cycle of frogs, learn about their habitat and just have fun!

From preschool on up, you can talk about the life cycle of the frog while the kids are playing. It might even be a good story time activity, since some kids listen better when their hands are occupied.

Two great book suggestions are  “The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet” or “The Magic School Bus Hops Home.”

My special needs preschooler is not ready for learning about life cycles or habitats, so we focus on language skills when she plays with sensory bins. Great words to practice with this bin are: jump, hop, frog, grass, swim and the colors of the frogs in the bin.

This frog pond sensory is a fun way to explore the life cycle of frogs, learn about their habitat and just have fun!

She also worked on trying to thread the beads onto the pipe cleaners which is great for hand-eye coordination and fine-motor skills.

You could also combine our free frog & pond printables to extend your play. We used them with play dough, but they also work great in sensory bins.

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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