Penguin Sensory Bin

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Since we are studying penguins right now, it seemed only fitting that this week’s sensory bin have a penguin theme.  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, as I only used things I already had in the house.

Penguin Sensory BinI used a blue tub so that it would look like water and 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!

If you are looking for more sensory ideas or information, you may be interested in my book and by following my Sensory Bins board on Pinterest.

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  1. So cute!

  2. Cute! Thanks for sharing with NOBH.

  3. So cute! I love it.

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