Sensory bins have always been apart of our sensory play at our house. We love doing them. They are loads of fun for kids to play in.
I love having them a part of our different themes. I also love sensory bins that are easy to put together.
Today’s arctic themed sensory bin is one of those easy bins to put together and loads of fun to kids to play in.
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Every year we do different themed sensory bins that we have out for a while. And the arctic animals one is great for the winter.
Plus I love the small world play you have with these bins. It is great for all ages to just play and explore.
I love reading the book Amazing Arctic Animals with this sensory bin. It is an easy way to explore the some of the animals from the bin.
What you need for the Arctic Sensory Bin
- kinetic sand
- Safari Ltd Arctic TOOB
- Safari Ltd Exotic Birds TOOB (for snowy owl)
- blue glass gems dark
- blue glass gems light
How we played with the Arctic Sensory Bin
We always have fun with these bins and yes I say we because I join my girls in playing in them. It was fun to see her start our play and how she would set up the animals, sand, and glass beads.
We did a sorting activity for land vs water animals. This was fun to talk about what types of animals live in the water vs can go in the water.
Because Safari Ltd Arctic TOOB has realistic feet on the animals it is fun to see the tracks they can make. You can see the detail they put into their figures.
She made tracks with all the animals on land and left the animals where they ended making their trek across the snow.
One of my favorite parts of these types of sensory bins is that they can mix up how the layout of the sand and beads. They can make their own arctic scenes.
You can even make a scene for just one of the animals from the toob. It is fun to see how creative they can be.
Check out these other arctic and polar activities:
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com