Star Sensory Bin

With the 4th of July coming up we have started a few fun activities. Today’s activity is a star sensory bin. This is something that could be used at any time and would be great for a space theme as well. There are two different types of stars in the bin: Buttons and beads.

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Sensory bins are lots of fun and they can be very easy to set up. This was a simple set up with very few items really needed. I follow the lead of the child doing the bin. All three of my girls will play with the bin at some time. This is a simple activity to give them ideas but let them lead where it will go.

What you need: pipe cleaners, cups, star buttons, and star beads.

Star Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

First thing she did was pull out the pipe cleaners and start stringing on the beads. She matched the colors to the bead at the end: red, white and blue. She also counted the beads while doing this activity. She wanted them all at different numbers. She would tread and then count the stars. This is a great activity for fine motor.

Star Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

She sorted out a few of the button from the bin. She did notice they were different from the beads. She said they were flat. But they were similar in that they had 2 holes in them.

Star Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

After she did that she started into putting the beads into the cups. She loves to play with the cups in the bins. She always does something different that I’m not expecting. She likes to pour from one cup to another.

Star Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

Part way through the play with the bin she asked for a spoon because she was having star soup! The whole bin was soup that was cooking and soup to eat. She spooned in stars to the cups so she could pretend to eat her soup. It was lots of fun. This was her idea and she worked hard on keeping the stars on the spoon.

Star Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here are some other sensory bins to check out:

Here are some other 4th of July Activities to check out:

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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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4 Responses to Star Sensory Bin

  1. iGameMom says:

    Love how colorful they are.

  2. Jill says:

    Sensory bins are so much fun! I wish I knew about these were around when my children were younger.

  3. I love how you added pipe cleaners to your sensory bin- a great way to incorporate fine motor skills!

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