What I have for you today, is another super-duper, easy-peasy sensory bin! What I love about sensory bins, is really, anything goes. There is no “right” or no “wrong” in making them – ANYBODY can make it happen! With a theme, comes colors. With a color & theme, you are pretty much all set. All you need to do now is hit up the nearest dollar store and/or Target dollar section & load yourself up with some themed trinkets in your theme color! Next, grab a deep container or bucket, and some small filler for the base. The best bases for sensory bins that we use, are usually beans of some sort, pasta, rice, or glass beads. We also used our recipe for Kool-Aid Dyed rice to make it a pretty pink color. See, it’s that easy :)
So, for THIS Valentine sensory bin you will need:
- a plastic bin/tub, preferably deep with handles (this is especially true for rice!), ours is similar to this
- Kool-Aid Dyed Rice – we used a pink combo of Strawberry & Pink Lemonade
- themed trinkets; we used:
- red plastic jewels
- plastic heart links
- plastic cameo
- Eiffel tower figurine
- containers/tools; we used:
- small heart containers
- silicone cupcake liners
(optional for your sanity) – lay down a mat for easy clean up.
oh…& it was little T’s first EVER sensory bin :))
It made my heart smile to watch his wonder & discovery!
xx ♥ m
Sonya Davis says
Thanks Sonya!!! Glad you like it :) xx ♥ m
Very creative! So pretty, too!
awww Thanks Angela!!! I’m finally at peace with rice sensory bins :) It provides a lot more mom sanity if you lay down a mat first :) Hopefully more to come!!! Thanks for checking it out!!! xx ♥ m
Genny @ In Lieu of Preschool says
Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Tots this week! I am featuring your post in my round-up this week on In Lieu of Preschool: http://www.inlieuofpreschool.com/2013/01/7-must-see-sensory-bins.html. Please feel free to stop by to grab a featured badge for your post! Off to pin now. Thanks again for linking up!! ~Genny
Thank you sooooo much Genny!!! Thanks for the wonderful exposure & opportunity! :) xx ♥ m
JDaniel4's Mom says
What fun! I love your pink scoops too.
Thank you!!! The scoops are by chance – got them at the end of the summer with the sand toys & stashed them away with my sensory bin hoarded stash ;) Thanks for stopping by!! xx ♥ m
Thanks for linking this to Tuesday Tots. Just letting you know that I’ve featured this post on this week’s TTs. You can see it here: (http://www.learnwithplayathome.com/2013/01/10-fun-valentines-activities-for.html) and collect a featured button if you like :)
Thanks Debs!!! So very sweet of you – I love it!!! I’ll be by to grab a button – thank you!!! xx ♥ m
I love to give my glam-daughter interactive gifts and I really think that she will love this one. I am your newest follower. I am also hosting a party this week and would love for you to come by and link this up. Fluster’s Creative Muster Party:
Hugs and Smiles,
Thanks Robin!!! And thanks for taking the time to stop by & follow along too:) I’ll be over tonight to link up!!! xx ♥ m
Where can I find those adorable scoopers???
Hey Becky!! I think I got them during the summer at Target in the summer isle with the beach toys, pails & stuff …but a great place to try for scoops is Party City, or a party store, they have them for ice & they may even have some pink/red ones for Valentines Day! Hope that helps!!! Thanks for stopping by & checking it out :) xx ♥ m