Space Theme: Mars Sensory Bin with Kinetic Sand

We love sensory bins and changing up themes for sensory bins is always fun.

Today we have a Mars themed sensory bin. It is a great way to take about exploring Mars. We had a blast doing our watercolor Mars and now this is fun addition to ideas you can try.

Plus it is a great addition to space sensory bins on the site!

Mars Themed Sensory Bin with kinetic sand - a fun way to explore the red planet Mars -  3Dinosaurs.com

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With the new Mars rover that has just landed on Mars it has been fun to explore and learn about Mars. One fun books we have always loved is Mousetronaut Goes to Mars.

I love the idea that we will go to mars and explore the planet. And that is what makes this sensory bin fun. It can be a great way for kids to talk about how they would explore Mars!

Things in our Mars Sensory Bin

Mars Themed Sensory Bin with kinetic sand - a fun way to explore the red planet Mars -  3Dinosaurs.com

How we used out Mars Sensory Bin

We built a Mars landscape. It is really a lot of fun to see how creative you can be. It has been fun to see new pictures of Mars and what the land looks like.

Mars Themed Sensory Bin with kinetic sand - a fun way to explore the red planet Mars -  3Dinosaurs.com

It is always fun to see the way kids explore the items in the bin. And yes my older girls still love playing in the sensory bins and just relaxing with the play.

Mars Themed Sensory Bin with kinetic sand - a fun way to explore the red planet Mars -  3Dinosaurs.com

You can talk to them about the different parts in the Space TOOB while doing the Mars sensory bin. We talked about each part and what it did. We also talked about the current Mars rover that just landed.

Mars Themed Sensory Bin with kinetic sand - a fun way to explore the red planet Mars -  3Dinosaurs.com

You can also bury all the space items and then dig them out. This is great sensory play for kids.

Mars Themed Sensory Bin with kinetic sand - a fun way to explore the red planet Mars -  3Dinosaurs.com

You can also use the bin for a little writing practice. First I have them flatten the sand out in the bin.

Mars Themed Sensory Bin with kinetic sand - a fun way to explore the red planet Mars -  3Dinosaurs.com

Then you use part of the Space TOOB or a stick to spell the words. It would be fun to do the star sight word matching activity and then write in sight word in the bin.

You could also have them arrange the rocks to spell the words.

Mars Themed Sensory Bin with kinetic sand - a fun way to explore the red planet Mars -  3Dinosaurs.com

Sensory bins are always fun to play in.

Check out these other Space Sensory Bins

Space Water Bead Sensory Bin

Space Sensory Bin

Kinetic Sand Space Moon Walking Sensory Bin

Hands-On Making Constellations Sensory Bin

Check out all the fun Space Printables & Activities on 3 Dinosaurs.

Space Activities & Printables on 3Dinosaurs.com

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

Mars Themed Sensory Bin with kinetic sand - a fun way to explore the red planet Mars -  3Dinosaurs.com

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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