When I was a preschool teacher I always enjoyed creating sensory bins to place outdoors during the Summer months. The children always loved the sensory play.
I think the fact sensory is different and not just an everyday toy car or a book really attracts a child’s attention. Today we have a fantastic Vegetable Garden Sensory Bin for the kids to enjoy.
It’s bright and colourful to get the kids’ attention, can be a great learning opportunity, and is great for the senses. Enjoy.
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What You Need for the Sensory Bin
- Plastic box with clip lid
- One pound of dried black beans
- ½ cup of whole coffee beans
- Leaves from artificial flowers
- Assorted play food; tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, strawberries
- Plastic serving tongs
- Sandbox tools
How to Make a Garden Sensory Bin
Layer the dry black beans in the box
Add coffee beans to the mix for a fragrant experience
Nestle the leaves into the beans (I simply removed the leaves from a few stems of artificial flowers).
Place the fruits and vegetables in the beans and on the leaves. Place the fruits and vegetables in the beans and on the leaves
Add plastic serving tongs and plastic shovels
Invite your child to harvest the veggies, to explore the beans and to work on fine motor skills by picking the veggies and beans up with the tools.
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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!