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This year during our homeschool preschool and pre-kindergarten, I thought I would try out some sensory bins. I make no guarantees that I will do one each week or that I will do them all year for two reasons. One I do not know if the girls will like them. Two I do not know if I will like doing them. 🙂
During the second week, we worked on learning about the letter “B.” To find items for our Letter B Sensory Bin I raided the girls’ toys, my craft supplies, the pantry, and our school supplies.
Letter B Sensory Bin was a lot of fun! The girls asked to play with this everyday. Luckily, the Letter B Sensory Bin was not messy like the Letter A Sensory Bin was.
Letter B Sensory Bin
- Plastic bin with lid
- 32 oz of dried black beans
- Plastic butterflies
- Plastic bee
- Rubber or plastic balls (Dollar Tree)
- Plastic letter B’s capital and lowercase
- Plastic banana
- Brown buttons
- Plastic bears
- Plastic broccoli
- Metal bells (Christmas decorations)
- Plastic beaver
- Fine motor tool set
- Dump out dried black beans to cover the bottom of the bin.
- Add in the plastic toys, letters, bells, and balls.
- Give plastic fine motor tool set to your child to use while exploring the bin.
The girls had so much fun exploring their Letter B Sensory Bin. They used their hands to dig around and find the toys, the fine motor tool set to scoop, grab, and pinch up each item. They also counted the different kinds of items, counted the total number of items in the bin, and tried stacking the items.
The first time the girls started exploring their letter “B” sensory bin, I read Berenstain’s B Book from our Tot School Letter B Books list. During the rest of the week, we listen to music genres or instruments that begin with the letter “B”.
Be sure to stop by my Homeschool Sensory Exploration page where I link all of our sensory bins. And if you are looking for more homeschool activities, make sure you check out my Homeschool page which contains links to our book lists, crafts, and math & science.
Have you ever tried a letter B themed sensory bins with your kids?
Have a great day!
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Hi where did you get the plastic toys for the bin?
Hi Annette, the little toys came from toy sets like this Insect tube from Wild Republic while the fruit and vegetables came from Learning Resources Farmer Market kit. You can find these toys set online and at craft stores. Thank you for stopping by!