Wood Bead Sensory Bin

Not all sensory bins have to be complex or have various themes to them. Some sensory bins can be used year round. One such bin is this wood bead sensory bin.

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This is simple and easy to put together. Plus you can add items to the bin or take away if you want. This is a bin that I’ll leave around for a while. You never know what they will do with the beads. It is not hard to find the beads either. I bought most of mine with coupons.

What you need: bin, pipe cleaner, cups and wood beads. Here are two of the types of beads on amazon: One Package of 150 pieces Darice Round Wood Beads Assorted Natural, Tan and Brown Colors and Sizes and Wood Beads-Round-Assorted Colors.

Wood Bead Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

One of the first thing Mary always does with a sensory bin is collect something, in this case beads, in a cup and then pour them out. She loves to see them fall and hear the sound. The beads all make different sounds based on their size.

Wood Bead Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then she did some treading of beads on the pipe cleaner. I tied a bead at the end of the pipe cleaner to make sure the beads stay on.

Wood Bead Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

After she finish her tread of beads, she we looked at the different beads on the string and compared them.

Wood Bead Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then we matched up the beads from the bin to those on the string.

Wood Bead Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

After that she played around with the bin. She will play off and on with it for a week or more at a time. She will always do something different each time. Plus then her sisters will also play with the bin as well. It is something fun for everyone.

Wood Bead Sensory Bin - 3Dinosaurs.com

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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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11 Responses to Wood Bead Sensory Bin

  1. Even though Aarya hates lacing, I am sure he will love the beads in the sensory bin. Great idea.

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  3. I love this tactile and fine motor aspects of this sensory bean! So many ways for a child to use it. 🙂 I’m featuring you at this weekend’s Share It Saturday!

  4. Very fun! Thanks for sharing at after school.

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  6. I love this idea, I’m so glad you told me about it! Definitely going to have to do this with Eli, he’ll go crazy for it :). I pinned and shared!

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