This Valentines sensory bin was made at the last minute with very few items but still captured the attention and creativity of the kids! Last year for our Valentine’s Day sensory bin, I used red paper shreds as the base. I hadn’t planned anything out for this year so I used pink and purple beaded garland and shiny foil heart garland as the base. I threw in a few plastic heart shaped containers and in one of them, I put a costume jewelry ring. The container with the ring led my boys to come up to me, open the container and ask, “will you marry me?”!
We had a few friends over to make crafts and play and as always, the sensory bins were very popular with the kids. Our farm sensory bin also got played with a fair bit because I haven’t finished disassembling it.
The kids and their friends danced, ate, guessed how many conversation hearts were in the container (214), made crafts, played in the sensory bins, and played with the chocolate playdough. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Heather G. @ Golden Reflections Blog says
Looks like you all had so much fun! I dropped the ball this year and didn’t do anything! :-\ Oh well, there’s always next year! 🙂
I have had such a great time looking through your blog tonight. I loved having a glimpse into your life – and especially liked reading through your blog post about the ten reasons you homeschool. You are such a dedicated and invested mother, and seem so humble about it all too. Thank you for sharing a bit of your life.
I’m also loving some of your kids crafts!! I’ll be back! Happy to find you. 🙂