In my experience, construction themed sensory bins are a big hit with boys (and girls) and are so easy to put together. I’ve actually made two types of construction sensory bins because the kids don’t seem to tire of this theme.
For the first bin, I just used sand coloured Kidfettti as the base and just threw in a bunch of construction toys. The kids enjoyed scooping and playing.
A few months later, I made a different sensory bin with this theme. This time, I put a bit more than one minute into making it and I have to admit that the kids did spend longer periods of time playing in the second one than they had the first!
I again used Kidfetti as the base. I like that it’s very easy to clean up, doesn’t get ruined if it gets wet and is smooth. It works well for a construction bin. I added chocolate playdough into one corner so that the kids could pretend it was mud and a pile of rocks into another corner before adding the construction vehicles.
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I love this sensory bin idea and want to make one. Can you tell me what brand or size of construction toys you used? Hard to tell from pics 🙂 thanks!