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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 our third week, we worked on learning about the letter “C.” To find items for our Letter C Sensory Bin I raided the girls’ toys, my craft supplies, the pantry, and our school supplies.
Letter C Sensory Bin is a messy bin but the base is edible! I laid a plastic tablecloth over the girls’ table and placed the bin on top of it to help minimize the mess. I used unsweetened shredded coconut and unsweetened flaked coconut because awhile ago I messed up my Amazon Subscribe and Save order. I accidentally ordered not one but TWO cases of both unsweetened shredded and flaked coconut. While we use a far amount of coconut we don’t use two cases worth. LOL!
Letter C Sensory Bin
- Plastic bin with lid
- 1/2 bag unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 bag unsweetened flaked coconut
- Plastic chickens
- Plastic camels
- Rubber or plastic crocodiles
- Plastic letter C’s capital and lowercase
- Plastic corn
- Circle shaped buttons (assorted button shapes from Hobby Lobby)
- Plastic cats
- Plastic cucumber
- Metal or plastic cars
- Plastic cows
- Plastic caterpillars
- Fine motor tool set
- Dumb out the entire bag of unsweetened coconut flakes and half the bag of unsweetened shredded coconut to cover the bottom of the bin.
- Add in the plastic toys, and letters.
- Give plastic fine motor tool set to your child to use while exploring the bin.
The girls had so much fun exploring their Letter C 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. I forgot to put the cars in the first few days 🙁 which is why they are not in the pictures.
The first time the girls started exploring their letter “C” sensory bin, I read C is for Clown a Circus of C Words from our Tot School Letter C Books list. During the rest of the week, we listen to music genres or instruments that begin with the letter “C”.
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, art & crafts, and math & science.
Have a great day!
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