I’ve been teaching colors to my toddler and decided that color-themed sensory bins would be a fun way to learn colors. We haven’t really used sensory bins in the past but I keep seeing such beautiful and fun-filled bins on mom blogs that I decided to try one out with my kids.
This week we learned the color pink.
This week we’re learning the color pink. Since Easter is just around the color, I decided to include some Easter-themed pink items in our sensory bin. I found all of our materials at Target, including the plastic bin. I also stocked up on rice, pasta, beans and other assorted items for future sensory bins.
Our pink-themed sensory bin included the following:
- pink plastic Easter eggs filled with dried beans
- pink plastic ball that lights up when you bounce it
- pink rubber caterpillar
- Flashcard with Pink written on it
- pink Easter basket grass
Fun for preschoolers, too!
My 4-year old wanted in on the fun, too. I created the bin thinking it would just be for my toddler but WJ had just as much fun playing with the materials. They both had fun shaking the Easter eggs and bouncing the ball to get it to light up. My toddler especially loved the rubber caterpillar and also spent quite a bit of time playing with the pink grass. He kept picking up the grass and then shaking his hand to try to get it off his hand, but then he’d pick up some more and do it all over again.
Both of my kids love the egg-shaped shakers we keep with our musical instruments so I knew they’d love the Easter egg shakers I made with dried beans. I was afraid the eggs would open up and my toddler would try to eat the beans so I taped them shut. Evidently, I didn’t use enough tape because JA somehow figured out how to open the eggs. Fortunately, he wasn’t interested in eating the beans. He was mostly interested in picking them up and putting them back in the egg – all of this was supervised, of course.:)
I told them that next week would be our “blue” week and now WJ keeps asking me “we get to do blue soon, right mom?” I guess the sensory bin was a hit. I can’t wait to create our blue sensory bin next week!