Hanukkah Sensory Bin!

Hanukkah Sensory Bin Light the Menorah


I have been exploring Hanukkah with the girls. It has been a great fun. We made a Hanukkah Sensory Bin to go with the book Light the Menorah.

What you need: Hanukkah foam stickers, dreidels, mini menorah, candles, Hanukkah Puzzle and yarn white and blue. (Please remember the with small items younger children need to be watched).

Hanukkah Sensory Bin

They explored what was in the bin. There are many different textures that they could explore: soft, hard, squishy, and slippery.

Hanukkah Sensory Bin

They did the puzzle and named the pieces. It is a good way to build vocabulary that they might not always use.

Hanukkah Sensory Bin

They pulled out the nine candles from the bin. It took a while to find all nine of them.

Hanukkah Sensory Bin
Hanukkah Sensory Bin

We counted the candles they found. We talked about why there at 9 candles and not just eight. That the 9th candle is the Shamash.

Hanukkah Sensory Bin

We read the book and matched up the candles on each of the pages. This was a great building up on numbers and to see how the candles go up each day. We talked about how many candles they might use every night.

Hanukkah Sensory Bin
Hanukkah Sensory Bin
Hanukkah Sensory Bin

A fun way to review counting and learning about Hanukkah! Hanukkah starts on the night of Saturday December 8th this year.

Check out all the Hanukkah Printables & Activities on 3 Dinosaurs.

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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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12 Responses to Hanukkah Sensory Bin!

  1. What a fun sensory bin! The book looks great too!

  2. Lynn says:

    Great sensory bin…you always have such great ideas!

  3. Great sensory bin, Cassie! I love how you combined the sensory bin with the hands-on counting activity. I featured your post and sensory bin photo in my Montessori-Inspired Hanukkah Activities post at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2012/12/10/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-hanukkah-activities/

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