Winter Wonderland Sensory Bin

Toddlers and preschoolers will love this Winter Wonderland Sensory Bin.  It’s filled with all kinds of Christmas treasures to explore and discover.  A white rice base that looks like snow provides a terrific sensory experience for little fingers and hands, and your child can enjoy hours of entertainment and exploration with a sensory bin like this one.
winter wonderland sensory binPutting our Christmas tree up this weekend totally put me in the Christmas Spirit, so on Sunday, I went through my holiday boxes and bins and pulled together our winter Sensory Bin.
winter sensory bin

Putting our Christmas tree up this weekend totally put me in the Christmas Spirit, so on Sunday, I went through my holiday boxes and bins and pulled together our winter Sensory Bin.christmas sensory activity

I used white rice for the base, and tossed in some green and white buttons, a few glass beads, a handful of cotton balls and some red beaded-garlandy-stuff.  Then I went to my Christmas tree, removed some of my least-treasured ornaments, and popped them into the bin as well.christmas sensory bin idea

The Hooligans discovered the bin shortly after they arrived this morning (I’d hidden it behind a chair because I wanted to surprise them with it), and they looooved it.  They played with it for a good chunk of the morning, and then off and on again in the afternoon.  

I gave them some scoops and some Apothecary jars, and I overheard them playing “Candy Shop”, filling the jars with glittery goodness. 

I just realized I don’t have a Santa in there.  I guess I’d better go back to my tree and see what I can do about that!

What’s in your sensory bin this month?

Yours in play, Jackie from Happy Hooligans

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