I’m always looking for fun and different sensory play ideas. With this month’s Virtual Book Club book Pinkalicious, we thought it would be fun to do a sensory bin. So we put together a pink sensory bin to go with the book.
Sensory bins are fun because it is an open play activity while feeding a sensory need. Kids can be creative as they want with the bin.
Pinkalicious was a new book for us! We had not read it before. This happens every now and then. Not often since I really try to read as much to my girls by different authors.
I love how she turns all pink in the book. We talked about what we what pink things we had in the house. The pointed out clothes, hair accessories, beads, buttons, and erasers. We pulled a few of those things out to put in our sensory bin.
My girls had a ton of fun running their hands through the items in the bin. You had soft and hard, big and small items. They would scoop up part of the bin in their hands and pour it out again.
One fun activity they did was take parts of the bin out and stack the gems on the pony beads or the pony beads on the gems. This was a great fine motor activity they created on all their own!
Another favorite activity in our sensory bins is the scoop and pour activity. They fill up the cup with parts from the sensory bin and then pour it back into the bin. Yes, this makes a HUGE mess but they love it!
We pulled out one of each of the pink items from the bin and talked about the different textures of the parts. Soft, smooth, rubbery, hard, fuzzy and any other words they came up with. We compared the sizes of the items
Each of my girls picked up a pink gem and looked through at the house to make everything pink! It was fun to see them make comments about what the house and things looked like and how many of them there were.
I get questions a lot about who does sensory bins in our house. All three of my girls will play in the sensory bins. This is one where I have pictures of all of them playing in the bin. I never limit an activity to the age of my girls and what people tell me they should be. My oldest gets as much out the sensory play as my younger two do.
Check out these other fun color activity:
Check out all the Pinkalicious activities:
- Pinkalicious Roll & Count Playdough Cupcakes by I Can Teach My Child
- Pinkalicious Cupcake Popsicle Snack by Growing Book by Book
- Fizzing Pinkalicious Cupcake Experiment by Inspiration Laboratories
- Pinkalicious Preschool Activity: Foamy Color Mixing! by Preschool Powol Packets
- Pinkalicious Sand Tray for pre-wriiting Practice by Rainy Day Mum
- Instant Froyo Cones by Mama Miss
- Pinkalicious Sensory Alphabet Game by The Educators Spin On It
Be sure to check out more of the Virtual Book Club Books for 2015-2016. See all the books that we have completed already and the activities that we did with them.
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com