Our sensory bin this week was actually one that I made when I was speaking last week at the Alberta Home Educators Conference. I made a simple Spring sensory bin during my session to demonstrate to those who attended how easy it is to make sensory bins.
To make this simple spring sensory bin, I used rice dyed green to look like grass, play bugs of different textures, stretchy frogs, feathers, glittery pom-poms, green tissue paper, a plastic Easter egg, green ribbon, flower shaped muffin liners, a silk leaf, and a metal scoop.
I love all the bright colours in this sensory bin. The different textures such as the fluffy feathers, the scaly plastic spider, the crinkly tissue paper, the smooth metal on the scoop, the silky ribbon, the bumpy dragonfly, and the grainy rice make this such a fun bin to play in.
If you are looking for information on making sensory bins, you may be interested in my book.
Andrea Roseman says
I love the idea of the 15 minute stations. I had a fun box that we did for awhile in the fall, but found myself not letting them do it very often. I like rotating piano, ipod, cd’s, etc. I may try it for the rest of this school year and see if I can stick with it!! I always love reading your posts. About the Sonlight history, there are 3 years that are American history, but all of the rest are different parts of the world. You could actually do the year 1 and 2 combined American History and only have it 2 years. I’m not sure how much we study Canadian history though? Or you could choose not to do it at all :o) That’s what I do like about the Sonlight cores, is the flexibility of age ranges for each core.
I totally cannot wait to read this book. It is on my wish list for Mother’s day. Love the video. It made me cry. It looks like you all had a wonderful week.
Thanks so much Dawn!
All Things Beautiful says
I particularly like their Picasso paintings!
Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 Your family is beautiful, and I enjoyed reading about your week. I just starting organizing a workbox system for my two boys, and I am intrigued by your 15-minute stations. Sounds fun! Congratulations on your book. I will put it on my reading list.