I had been wanting to make sensory bins for my kids for a while. I finally trashed all of my grandiose plans (love/hate for Pinterest, right here), and came up with something simple. Easy. So very well-received.
I really love the idea of seasonal sensory bins and already had a bunch of the materials required to put some spring and summer themed ones into action. A quick trip to the dollar store got me the rest of my supplies, and BAM! Automatic toddler distraction.
I mean, really. While I might still be dreaming of procuring a fancy saw and a second hand coffee table to create the ultimate sensory table station, for now – these more than do.
Sensory bins are great because you can make them as messy or mess free as you want. They can host a multitude of themes and engage all of your child’s 5 senses at once. Fun and visually appealing, a sensory bin can help develop and inspire the growth of your child’s role and imaginative playing; math, fine motor and language skills in a free-range, free-play kind of way.
The ones that I created are decidedly messy and are for outside only around these parts. There are endless possibilities for bases, so feel free to deviate onto your own path or stick to my tried and true beach, garden and sandbox themed bins.
Come on over to my personal blog for the complete DIY and some ridiculously cute pictures of my kids first experience with their sensory bins!
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