Valentine Play Ideas for Preschoolers!

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 ziplockΒ 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!

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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!

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I hope these ideas inspire you to create fun and festive sensory bins in the month of February!

Thanks for following along!

Catherine

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