Shape Button Sensory Bin

Shape Button Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

With my youngest love of buttons and rice, I thought it would be fun to do some a shape sensory bin. This was also a sensory bin about learning sizes and colors. There were two different sizes of buttons in the bin. Sensory bin should be about how they want to play and explore the bin. It should not be about what we want to do to explore the bin. They are a sensory experience not a set planned learning time. I do every now and then add something for them to do outside of the bin, if I think she would like it.

What you need for this sensory bin: small shape buttons, big shape buttons, cups, rice, bin and tweezers.

Shape Button Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

One of the first things Mary did was see what button could scoop up the most rice. She then worked out putting rice into the cup using the button. She did it until the cup was full. She then dumped the rice out and started over doing the same activity.

Shape Button Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

She also did a lot of pouring from one cup to another cup. It is the reason I put two cups in the bin.

Shape Button Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

After she played a while she then started to tell me some of the shapes that were in the bin.

Shape Button Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then she looked at what buttons would fit in the cups. She found that the big ones would not fit and filled the cup with small buttons.

Shape Button Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

The last activity we did was to sort the buttons by small and big. She would either use her hand or the cup and scoop up buttons and then sort them on the paper.

Shape Button Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

I did have a sheet with colors on it, but she decided she was done and did not want to do it. Later I did find her with the sheet doing the activity, but did not have my camera. She loves to play with the buttons.

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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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10 Responses to Shape Button Sensory Bin

  1. Love the colorful buttons! Pinned!

  2. Debs says:

    Great buttons! Thanks for linking this activity to Tuesday Tots. Just letting you know that I am featuring it this week 🙂

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