Sensory bins are a great way to entertain babies, toddlers and children alike while adding a bit of fine motor practice. Liam really loves playing at the various sensory bins his day home provider creates, and I would like to extend his learning to home too. They are so cheap and easy to put together, provide hours of play time and are a great break from commercial toys. I am hoping to create a new bin for Liam every month.
Naturally, the October bin is Halloween themed. I hit up the dollar store by my office for everything I needed. Here’s what’s inside:
– one package creepy mice
– one package plastic spiders
– one package plastic beetles
– one package plastic ants
– plastic chopsticks
– plastic cup (from Ikea)
– black beans from the bulk section of the grocery store.
Easy peasy and all under $10. Liam pulls this out almost every day and loves to try and pick up all the bugs and creepy crawlies with the chopsticks. Sometimes he will even bring me over a bug and laugh maniacally when I squeal a little.