sensory: Carrot Garden Sensory Bin


Carrot Garden Sensory Bin ©2013
This week we are a little obsessed with carrots!  We have carrots coming out of our ears, well not really, cause that would be silly ;)  We started off the week by reading The Carrot Seed, a favorite of V’s, which we read several more times this week.  It’s a super cute, quick read, about a little boy’s determination through opposition.

I made this super simple sensory bin, V&T’s newest one, inspired by the book.  As with any sensory bin, I’ve added lots of ways to scoop, shovel, & sort.  Which, through my experience with my two little ones, is how a sensory bin excels.  And in mama terms, IT WILL OCCUPY THEM FOR A WHILE, A GOOD LONG WHILE, WHILE YOU MAKE DINNER ;)

just a note…

Now, you also don’t necessarily need these carrot containers by the way, they might be harder to find now that Easter is over.  As an alternative, you could always just hijack some of your kiddos pretend carrots from their play kitchen.  And, second, you don’t have to print out “carrots” for your plant marker either – I’m a bit particular (+ I really don’t like my handwriting all that much) so I just had to type a label out – but please just take a marker & write “carrots”.  Just because I’m a bit cuckoo doesn’t mean you have to be too ;)  Well, unless you want to join me in my journey of ridiculously over-achiever, detailed oriented fun!

a large plastic bin

3 – 32oz. bags of dried black beans

kid sized shovels/trowels (I got mine in the dollar spot at Target, but this set is super cute too)

carrot containers (I got them at Walmart), or you can use any toy carrots, I also found these that are reasonably priced)

plastic pots without holes in bottom

plastic plant marker

Carrot Garden Sensory Bin ©2013


Get your large bin, dump in the beans, place the pots, place the gardening tools, place the carrots in a row, and place the plant marker.

And voilà, your very own carrot garden.


Carrot Garden Sensory Bin ©2013


Carrot Garden Sensory Bin ©2013

Carrot Garden Sensory Bin ©2013

Stay tuned, because we also made, and ate, a fun little snack to go along with our carrot fun, that I’ll share in the next post :)


xx m


Looking for more sensory bin fun? Make sure you check out these past sensory bins of ours…

book and craft: Little Pea Sensory Bin


sensory: Dinosaur Dig Sensory Bin


sensory: Sea Life Sensory Bin


sensory: Spring Sensory Bin


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  1. Thanks for sharing this! My son is helping me peruse Pinterest looking for ‘adventures’ to do over the summer and :INSISTED: I add this to the list! :-)

    • Awww love it Desi (that’s my nephew’s name too :). And tell him it made me smile ear-to-ear that he insisted you add this to his list!! :)

  2. This is a super-cute activity! So simple, but I bet it provided loads of fun! I love that you’re a cuckoo, detail-oriented, over-acheiver! :)

  3. This is just adorable. My kids are a little too old for sensory bins, but I’ll pass this post to my sister who has two little ones who’ll LOVE this! Or I can make the bin myself and gift it to her kids. Thanks!


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