This week just for fun, we did a birthday party theme. It was a nice change of pace and easy to find activities for. I made a birthday party sensory bin to go with it.
Birthday Party Sensory Bin:
- party hats
- party horns
- happy birthday glasses
- ribbon curls
- clown nose
- birthday candles
Just dump everything in a plastic bin. Let your child play. That’s it!I was able to find all of the items for this sensory activity at the Dollar Store. With all the bright colours, this bin provides great visual sensory input. This activity also gives tactile (touch) sensory input and if the kids rip or scrunch the streamers, it provides proprioceptive input too.
The kids enjoyed this sensory bin a fair bit although the candles got broken pretty quickly and the streamers didn’t last long either.
The kids mostly enjoyed wearing the hats and glasses. The clown noses were especially popular! They produced a lot of laughs.
Birthday books that would pair well with this sensory bin:
Happy Birthday to You!Big BirthdayHappy Birthday, Mouse!Birthday Monsters!How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday?Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party
If you’re doing a birthday party theme, you may also want to create this birthday cake sensory bin.
What a fun theme! That would be a fun thing to do since we will not be able to afford the kids having out of the home birthday parties again this year. You are such a fun mom!
JDaniel4's Mom says
I will need to remember to read my son birthday books on his birthday! What a wonderful unit. Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.