Christmas Jingle Bells and Rice Sensory Bin

Sensory bins happen to be a favorite at our house. Yup, they still are for my girls. Yes, they are older but they still love them.

Christmas happens to be a stressful time and having a sensory bin totally helps everyone stay much calmer. Plus it gives me a place I can send them when I see things might be getting out of hand.

Today I have a jingle bell sensory bin that is perfect for Christmas!

Jingle Bell Sensory Bin - a fun way to do activities with bells and sensory play at the same time. Easy to set up and use for Christmas time. - 3Dinosaurs.com

We read the book Jingle Bells and we just loved the bells and the song.

I thought it would be fun to take those bells we used on the ten frames and put them in a sensory bin. You have some fun sounds for the season and something they can play in and calm down.

Plus, I like that it takes very little time to put together.

What you need for the Jingle Bell Sensory Bin:

There are just a few of the items in the bin we used. You can use different colors of bells.

Jingle Bell Sensory Bin - a fun way to do activities with bells and sensory play at the same time. Easy to set up and use for Christmas time. - 3Dinosaurs.com

How we used the Jingle Bell Sensory Bin:

The one thing about a jingle bell sensory bin to know is that it makes loads of noise. This can be great for those kids that love sounds but not great for those that don’t.

My girls have tons of fun just running their hands through the rice and bells and listening to the sounds it made. It was fun to hear the differences between the two sizes of bells.

Jingle Bell Sensory Bin - a fun way to do activities with bells and sensory play at the same time. Easy to set up and use for Christmas time. - 3Dinosaurs.com

We did lots of scooping an pouring of the bells. This was easy to do and fun to listen to the sounds the rice and bells made as the fell back into the bin.

Jingle Bell Sensory Bin - a fun way to do activities with bells and sensory play at the same time. Easy to set up and use for Christmas time. - 3Dinosaurs.com

We did some fun sorting by size. This was fun to make space on the side and have them dig through the big to find the sizes. We had fun hearing the different sounds the bells made as they hit each side.

Jingle Bell Sensory Bin - a fun way to do activities with bells and sensory play at the same time. Easy to set up and use for Christmas time. - 3Dinosaurs.com

We also did some sorting by size and color. We picked one color at a time and sorting them by size. Simple and easy to do but great for working on fine motor.

Jingle Bell Sensory Bin - a fun way to do activities with bells and sensory play at the same time. Easy to set up and use for Christmas time. - 3Dinosaurs.com

My girls love pouring the rice bin. They make a ramp with their hands and loved listening to the bells make noise as they fell and bounced.

Jingle Bell Sensory Bin - a fun way to do activities with bells and sensory play at the same time. Easy to set up and use for Christmas time. - 3Dinosaurs.com

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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