This Is A Fun Unicorn Sensory Bin
Today we have a fun and fantastic Unicorn Sensory Bin for the little ones to try out. This is a fun and simple idea which will go down well with the older preschool kids. Unicorns are pretty popular at the moment and this simple activity can get the kids using fine motor skills and having a lot of fun at the same time. It’s a real sensory experience with colour, sight and touch. Enjoy.
What You Will Need
Straws Ikea soda staws and milkshake straws in assorted colours.
I used 4 straws of each colour
Ribbon; 12” length; add several strands.
A plastic bin with a clip on lid
AmazonBasics Multipurpose Scissors – 3-PackAssorted Bright Colors Jumbo Smoothie Straws, Pack of 100 PiecesUnicorns Animals (12 per package)
Let’s Make It
Cut your straws by colour in assorted lengths.
As you cut the straws add it to the plastic bin to layer the colours!
I layered the colours to try and look like a rainbow to give it a bright and bold effect.
Tie a knot one on end of the ribbons.
Depending upon the width of your ribbon you may want to add several knots so that the straws will not slip off.
Add a few unicorn figurines for fun!
With supervision, allow your child to explore the texture and colours of the straws in the bin and thread them onto the ribbon.
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About Angela Milnes
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!
Looks like a great activity!
Ruth Harwood says
What a lovely idea, my son has autism and things like this really help him and make him happy x