Christmas Sound & Fine Motor Sensory Bin

Christmas is a time full of sounds and smells. We thought it would be fun to explore a few different sounds. This was a fun sensory bin to put together and watch them explore. You never know what they will do with the bins! Plus there is a fill fine motor fun as well.

Christmas Sound & Fine Motor Sensory Bin by 3Dinosaurs.com

There are so many ways a bin like this can be explored. It is fun to watch as they explore.

What you need: fake pine branches, bells (red, green & gold), tinsel pom poms, foam balls (red, gold and green) and pipe cleaners.

Christmas Sound & Fine Motor Sensory Bin by 3Dinosaurs.com

We explored the different textures of the items in the bin. We looked at how they were different. You have soft, hard, smooth and scratchy textures in the bin. We counted different types foam balls in the sensory bin.

Christmas Sound & Fine Motor Sensory Bin by 3Dinosaurs.com

Then we had some fun doing fine motor with the pipe cleaners and bells. This was great to work on the pincer grasp. It gives them something to also hear while they are doing it. After they got several bells on they would shake them. We compared how the sounds were with one bell vs several bells.

Christmas Sound & Fine Motor Sensory Bin by 3Dinosaurs.com

Then Mary did some exploring the different sounds that items in the bin made. She loves to drop things into the sensory bin. It was fun to hear the different sounds the items made.

Christmas Sound & Fine Motor Sensory Bin by 3Dinosaurs.com

After she did that a few times she dropped them on the floor and listened to all the sounds the bells. We also noticed that the foam balls bounced on the floor. It was fun to see how high the foam balls would bounce.

Christmas Sound & Fine Motor Sensory Bin by 3Dinosaurs.com

I let them do what they want with the bin. They are be very creative when they want. They are looking forward to playing with this bin until Christmas! They made cute birds nest out of the items from the bin.

Christmas Sound & Fine Motor Sensory Bin by 3Dinosaurs.com

Have you done a sensory bin this year?

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If you are looking for Christmas printables check out the round up of all the Christmas Printables on 3 Dinosaurs.

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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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5 Responses to Christmas Sound & Fine Motor Sensory Bin

  1. What a fun idea for the kids, especially because it satisfies the need to play with ornaments without taking them all off the tree!

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