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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 nineteenth week, we worked on learning about the letter “S.” To find items for our Letter S Sensory Bin I raided the girls’ toys, my craft supplies, the pantry, and our school supplies.
Letter S Sensory Bin was a lot of fun. And a wee bit messy but so fun. 🙂 I have included the Amazon links to the specific products I used or noted next to them where I got the items.
Letter S Sensory Bin
- Plastic bin with lid
- Shaving cream (Dollar Tree)
- Plastic letter S’s capital and lowercase
- Plastic starfish
- Plastic seals
- Rubber or plastic snakes
- Plastic sea lions
- Plastic sheep
- Plastic salamander
- Rubber or plastic spiders
- Plastic stingrays
- Plastic sharks
- Plastic spruce tree
- Real or fake strawberries
- Plastic squares (Assorted shape buttons from Hobby Lobby)
- Plastic stars (Assorted shape buttons from Hobby Lobby)
- Plastic squirrel
- Rubber or plastic scorpions
- Plastic stork
- Cardboard or plastic number six and seven
- Fine motor tool set
- Squirt shaving cream into bin.
- Add in the plastic toys, letters, and food.
- Give plastic fine motor tool set to your child to use while exploring the bin.
The girls loved exploring their Letter S 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 “S” sensory bin, I read The Very Busy Spider from our Tot School Letter S Books list. During the rest of the week, we listen to music genres or instruments that begin with the letter “S”.
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 you ever tried a letter S themed sensory bins with your kids?
Have a great day!
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