Spring Sensory Bins
It’s time to set up your Spring Sensory Bins, and we’ve got some fun ideas for you! Sensory bins are a popular tool used in many preschool classrooms as a hands-on learning experience for children.
Preschoolers can use tools such as scoops, spoons, and cups to explore the contents of the sensory bin, which helps to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Sensory bins can also be used to teach children about concepts such as colors, shapes, and sizes. They provide a great way to practice sorting, pattern-making, and measuring. Try out these spring sensory bin ideas for play-based learning in your classroom!
Honey Bee Sensory Bin
Children love learning about bees, and this spring sensory bin is so much fun to set up and use. This bin includes bees with numbers. Have children identify the numeral and count out that many pom poms to put in the honeycomb ice cube mold.
The wooden accessories are fun to fill, empty, and stack. Always include tongs, scoops, and similar tools in your sensory bins so children can truly interact with the items in the bin. The yellow pom poms can represent pollen or honey according to the children’s imagination.
Materials Used for the Honey Bee Bin:
Flower Garden Sensory Bin for Spring
Flowers and insects are fun spring themes in preschool, too. This bin includes a material called Pluffle that is squishy and never dries out. It’s fascinating to play with–even for adults! We used green to represent grass.
The flower shaped buttons are a great addition to these spring sensory bin, because they can be sorted, counted, and used for making patterns. We also added some colorful plastic insects for more whimsy.
The tongs in this bin are a great way to develop scissor skills, because they open and close with that motion.
- Flower Shaped Silicone Baking Cups
- Green Pluffle
- Flower Buttons
- Jumbo Tweezers
- Plastic Insects
- Handy Scooper
Sherbet Sensory Bin for Spring
One final spring sensory bin your little learners will love is this sherbet inspired bin. For this kit, I used blue kinetic sand because it’s perfect for scooping and packing just like ice cream!
These pastel resin letters are from Etsy, and the kids love pressing them into the kinetic sand to make a letter imprint. The wool felt ball and snipped up straws make the perfect ice cream sprinkles and toppings.
I found the spoons at the Dollar Tree, and the ice cream cups are from Hobby Lobby. Doesn’t this sensory bin look like so much fun?
Materials Used for the Sherbet Sensory Bin:
- Blue Kinetic Sand
- Felt Wool Balls
- Ice Cream Scoop
- Ice Cream Spoons and Bowls
- Pastel Resin Letters
- Striped Paper Straws
Final Supplies for your Spring Sensory Bins
Finally, you’ll need some sturdy, snap top containers to house your sensory bins. My favorites are Sterlite Large Clip boxes. They are sturdy so they hold up well no matter what materials you put inside them.
I like that they are see-through so children can tell exactly which bin they’re getting. And the snap lock lid means the lid want fly off when the bin is being picked up. Check them out HERE.
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