Sparkle Garden Sensory Bin for Preschoolers

Here’s another sensory bin that we have been enjoying this past week. It is no shocker that my girls love pink and everything glittery. (I might be a bit obsessed myself…) This sparkle garden sensory bin was perfect for them. And I had a blast putting it together.

WOW! This sparkle garden sensory bin is so inspiring! So many opportunities to explore and work on important preschool skills like hand-eye coordination and fine-motor skills.

Materials we used for the Sparkle Garden Sensory Bin:

12 cups of rice dyed pink (directions for dyeing the rice can be found here.)

Glitter balls vase filler

Felt flowers

Butterfly buttons

Spring-themed cupcake liners

Pink ‘gems’

Flower cookie cutters

Small disposable appetizer spoons

This sparkle garden sensory bin is the perfect spring activity for your glitter lovers! A great way to practice hand-eye coordination skills while playing!

I have to say, this was one of my favorite sensory bins to put together. Pink is my favorite color and combining it with the sparkly balls was just perfection to me.

My preschooler was the first to play with this bin and she is very interested in scooping and pouring right now. She is working hard to build her hand-eye coordination and fine-motor skills. She thought that the tiny spoons were so much fun!

This sparkle garden sensory bin is the perfect spring activity for your glitter lovers! A great way to practice hand-eye coordination skills while playing!

Which is great because that means that eventually meal-time will get less messy as she begins to actually transfer food from her plate all the way to her mouth…

Some of the things that I love about sensory bins are that they are:

Great for small spaces (we have a super tiny home and it still works for us.)

Skill-building

Open-ended (use them for language development, math skills, fine-motor skills and so much more!)

Plus, if I take the time to separate the contents of our sensory bins after the kids are bored with them, I can use the same objects in a different sensory bin without spending any extra money. It’s like a brand-new toy for free.

Develop fine-motor skills and hand-eye coordination with these simple tips for using a sensory bin for learning.

I usually play beside my preschooler for a few minutes talking to her about what she is doing (not giving instructions) to help build her language skills. Then I let her play with the bin independently.

This time she wanted me to do more than just talk. She gave me a spoon and worked on transferring the balls from my spoon to hers. It took a lot of concentration on her part and she really enjoyed me playing with her.

Sensory bins can be used to develop hand-eye coordination with these simple tips!

She also used the cookie cutters to press down into the rice and then fill with more rice.

Her sisters usually jump into the fun after I leave. Don’t assume that older kids won’t enjoy playing with the sensory bins too. My 10 & 11-year-olds love playing with all of our sensory activities.

Develop fine-motor skills and hand-eye coordination with these simple tips for using a sensory bin for learning.

Whatever your learning goal, a sensory bin can fit right in!

Check out these other sensory bins!

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This free princess printable set is great for play dough, sensory bins or even on its own!Telling time becomes so much more fun when you combine this free printable for telling time in a tine sensory bin!

Create a glittery star sensory bin for your preschoolers! Then make a book and use the sensory bin for counting! Learning and fun in one activity is a winner for me!night sky sensory bin feature

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