The symbol for autism is a puzzle piece so that’s where the idea for this sensory bin came from. This is a great way to use puzzles you aren’t using anymore or those you’ve lost some of the pieces for.
I put a plea out on Facebook for mismatched puzzle pieces and my friend A. responded with two big bags filled with all shapes, colours and sizes of puzzle pieces!
I threw them into two bins and called them our sensory bin for the week! This was for sure the easiest sensory bin I’ve ever made!
Puzzle Sensory Bin:
- assorted puzzle pieces
- plastic bin
- Dump all the puzzle pieces in a plastic bin.
- Invite your child to play.
We also used the puzzle piece in other ways too such as making paper puzzles and cardboard ones. We discussed how Aspergers makes some things a challenge for Einstein and makes some things easier. We watched some YouTube videos geared at explaining autism to kids.
For our lunch on Friday, we made a special a la Einstein plate for everyone. It had the puzzle piece tribute in the form of cheese and it was all orange, Einstein’s favourite colour.
If you are looking for information on making sensory bins, you may be interested in my book.