Since we are studying penguins right now, it seemed only fitting that we make a penguin sensory bin this week. Also, Granola Girl has been crazy about penguins for years now. She is obsessed!
This sensory bin was the easiest one to make to date and the least expensive. I only used things I already had in the house.
Penguin Sensory Bin:
- cotton balls
- penguin TOOB
- penguin puppet
- stuffed penguin
I used a blue tub so that it would look like water. I filled it with a bag of cotton balls, creating one hole in the cotton balls for a swimming area for the penguins. Then I added some toy penguins from a Safari Penguin TOOB, a penguin puppet and one of Granola Girl’s stuffed penguins.
Even though this penguin sensory bin is about as simple as it gets, the kids got hours of play out of it. They created stories and even filled the puppet with cotton balls at one point. You just never know where their sensory play will take them!
The addition of the puppet gives extra opportunity for kids to create stories and use their imagination.
If you’re new to making sensory bins, this is a great one to get started with. It’s mess free. It’s easy to make and it’s super cute!
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