Two Easy Valentine Sensory Bin Ideas
Today I’m sharing two ways to celebrate love throughout the month of February in your preschool classroom! Sensory bins are a great way to incorporate math, science, pretend play, and language development into classroom learning. They are thoroughly enjoyed by preschool aged children. If you have a classroom that seems chaotic during free play I suggest trying one of these bins as they usually are able to engage children for quite a long time. These bins were made with inexpensive items from the Dollar tree.
For the first bin I purchased two bags of rice from the dollar tree. If you’ve never colored rice before it’s very easy. All you need to do is add rice, food coloring, and a capful of rubbing alcohol to a large ziplock bag. I recommend using a bag with a plastic knob that you pull to close. Mix all ingredients and allow to dry on a cookie sheet! To finish up this bin I added some old laundry caps for scooping and measuring and some heart cookie cutters!
The second bin is SUPER SUPER easy to make. I basically just grabbed a bunch of valentine decorations from the Dollar Tree and threw it in over top the rice. I added these in after a week of playing with just the rice. I added pom poms, glitter hearts, cut up beads, and rose petals. I also added a heart muffin tray and tweezers to be used for sorting and counting!
I hope these ideas inspire you to create fun and festive sensory bins in the month of February!
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