I’ve shared with you a few times how we like to use sensory bins as an out-of-the-box way to use different learning activities. We’ve done word finds, math problems, puzzles and several others. Today I want to share with you the super classy wild sensory bin that we used with our blends activity pack.
Materials used for the Wild Sensory Bin:
Cardboard serving tray (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
Black paper shreds
Zebra-striped cupcake toppers
Cupcake Liners that are Zebra-Striped
Zebra butterfly decoration
I have had these zebra clothespins for a month now and I knew that this activity pack would be a perfect match for them. I love how the bright colors on the clip cards contrast with the black and white of the sensory bin.
As I always do, I turned the cupcake liner inside out so that the pattern would show while it was in the bin. I nestled it down in the paper shreds, so that it would stay in place while my daughter was working.
I do have two large plastic bins that I usually use for sensory bins, but I wanted this one to be smaller and more portable, so the cardboard serving trays that I picked up from the party section at Hobby Lobby were the perfect substitution. One package of paper shreds fit perfectly.
These clip cards are great because they require the students to pick the two things that match instead of just one. You can find the blends clip cards here.
I like to use sensory bins during learning activities because they keep my daughter more engaged in the activities. She is more apt to pay attention to an activity in a sensory bin like this than just using the clip cards while they sit on the kitchen table.
Plus, she gets experience with different textures while she is actively learning.
Have you ever used a sensory bin for learning? I’d love to hear your ideas! You can share your pictures right on my FB page here.