This snowflake sensory bin is very simple. It has a clean look to it. It is a very inviting sensory play activity for kids. And it’s so pretty!You can use this in a preschool classroom or at home. It encourages scooping and pouring and hands-on discovery.
- plastic tub
- light blue or light green glitter gravel*
- snowflake confetti
- plastic snowflakes
- silver fabric snowflakes
- clear plastic spoon
- small clear container
*I buy my glitter gravel at the Dollar Store. I like it as a sensory play material. It provides a different texture and you can purchase it in a variety of colours. And it’s extremely cheap!
This bin is a cute way to bring a bit of winter indoors.
You can also use this activity as a way to talk about snowflakes and how they are all unique. Kids can research how snowflake are formed as a science project and use this hands-on activity as a way to reinforce their learning.
The snowflake sensory bin gives tactile, visual, auditory, and proprioceptive feedback. The spoon and the scoop provide opportunities for fine motor practise. My kids really liked the sound the glitter gravel made when they scooped it. They also loved the soothing colours.
Please note that this sensory tub contains small pieces that are a choking hazard. Adult supervision should be used with this or any other sensory play activity.
Other great winter themed sensory bins:
Penguin Sensory Bin (my kids REALLY loved that one!)