At our house, we always have some kind of sensory bin. I find them relaxing for my girls after school or other stressful times. This sensory bin was tons of fun. It is a water bead sensory bin and those are among some of our favorites.
The small lights are great for fine motor activities. They are brightly colored and fun to look for. The small size is great for working on pincher grasp with kids.
One thing I always like about sensory bins is that these activities are ones that kids do on their one for the most part. This is a fun free play time they can just enjoy. I also enjoy playing in the bins with them.
We read the book The Night the Lights Went Out on Christmas. It is about a street that gets competative with the Christmas lights dislays and what happens when the lights go out.
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How we played in the sensory bin
My girls just love to run their hands through the sensory bin. The scoop up and pour the beads from their hands. It is loads of fun to have the hard lights and smooth beads for textures to play in. This is also a time for them to figure out just what I have put in the bin.
Another favorite in our sensory bins is the scoop and pour. It is always fun because every bin is different and has different reactions and sounds.
Today she decided to do some sorting of water beads and Christmas lights. She sorting them in the two different cups.
She also noticed that this sensory bin had two sizes of the clear water beads. She then sorting large and small water beads. This was great for fine motor while she dug out the different beads.
Sometimes it is all about just having some fun! I love how creative my girls can be with a simple activity. It can help calm them after a busy day at school or at home.
If you are looking for other Christmas Sensory Bin ideas check these out:
- Christmas Sensory Bin
- Christmas Light Sensory Bin
- Christmas Sound & Fine Motor Sensory Bin
- Christmas Button Sensory Bin
- Christmas Water Bead Search
Check out all our Christmas Activities here.
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com