Use these simple materials to make a cute woodland sensory bin for little hands to explore. Affiliate links included.
We are transitioning from our arctic and winter themes and into more woodland based themes during our homeschool time!
This sensory bin came together after a quick online shopping trip at Michael’s. Absolutely in no way sponsored haha! But did you know they have curbside pickup? I’m sure they have a lot more in their stores than what they show online, but I’ve been able to find some really good things online and use coupon codes to make it cheaper too.
Here’s the items we bought to make this sensory bin (just click on the pictures to be brought to the product page:
Why are these sensory bins valuable?
These sensory bins help to stimulate our kids imaginations while they build their creativity through tactile play.
Since we’ve been learning about many of these animals, their habitats, what they eat, etc. – my kids are able to make up play scenarios when playing in the sensory bin together. There’s lots of talk about “making a burrow to hide from that predator”, sorting of animals in groups of herbivores and carnivores, or just playing in fun and silly ways together. It’s really so fun to see how their imaginations blossom when you give them some simple tools like these.
If you liked this sensory bin, you’ll probably love the arctic sensory bin we did a few weeks ago too!