I’ve long been a fan of the Peter Rabbit books. Then they came out with a pretty cute movie and a sequel. Now the world has met these cute bunny characters. This Peter Rabbit Sensory Bin is a cute way to expand the books or the movie. Preschoolers can engage in imaginative play with some of the most beloved characters in this adorable Peter Rabbit Sensory Bin. We later used some of these same items in our Peter Rabbit Invitation to Play.
Peter Rabbit Sensory Bin:
- plastic tub
- rice dyed green (get full instructions on how to easily colour rice yourself)
- dry beans
- Peter Rabbit figurines
- fruits and vegetables Toob
- carrot cookie cutter
- scoops and tongs
- Dye rice green using these instructions.
- Once it is dry, place it at the bottom of a plastic bin to cover about half.
- Place dry beans in the other half.
- Put the figurines and the other items in the bin.
- Invite your child to play.
The Peter Rabbit Classic CollectionPeter Rabbit MovieGUND Classic Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Stuffed AnimalPeter Rabbit FiguresA Rabbit’s Tale Felt Figures for Flannelboard StoriesFruits & Vegetables ToobSet of Carrot, Bunny & Bird Cookie Cutters
This hands-on sensory bin provides the opportunity for kids to engage their visual, tactile, and proprioceptive sensory systems.
Because of the bunnies, this sensory bin could also be set out at Easter time. Or it could correlate with a literature study or nutrition unit.
Ways to expand this activity:
- Read one of the Peter Rabbit books aloud to your child while they are playing in the bin.
- Watch one of the movies together.
- Create a Peter Rabbit Playdough Invitation to Play.
- Set out real fruits and vegetables for your child to snack on while they play.
- Suggest that your child recreate a scene from the books or movies in their play.
- For older kids, you can create an entire Peter Rabbit unit study and use these free printable worksheets to go along with it.
- Play a Peter Rabbit I Spy game.