What can I use for sensory bin fillers? Ever since my post about How Sensory Bins can Make Your Child Smarter, I’ve been itching to do more sensory bins with Smiley Man. Unfortunately for me, I ran out of ideas for sensory bin fillers (also called sensory bin bases). Soooooo, I brainstormed and came up… Continue reading 15 Creative Ideas for Sensory Bin Fillers
What’s an inexpensive alternative to craft sand? Craft sand is a beautiful sensory material that always gets my creative juices flowing, but sometimes I just don’t want to spend the money for it. Luckily, there is a super inexpensive alternative that I’ll show you. Colored Salt! What’s cheaper than salt? I bought 3 containers of… Continue reading Use DIY Colored Salt Instead of Craft Sand
Why use sensory bins? If you’ve been on my site at all, you know that I love sensory bins! I feel like they are such a great learning tool. When my kids use them they are super engaged, notice more detail in things around them, and even get better finger and hand strength. The results… Continue reading Expert Advice on How Sensory Bins Make Your Child Smarter
How can I use sensory bins to teach my child? I’ll be honest, I resisted sensory bins for a long time before I started using them with my kiddos. They just seemed too simple to be as great as everyone said. The truth is, kids need things that are simple. They thrive with simplicity. I… Continue reading How to Use Sensory Bins
This sensory bin was a blast to make! Seriously, I think I just love the color combination of red, white, and blue because this was so fun. I started with a base of dried kidney beans, dried white beans, blue glass gems, and some shredded paper. I mixed the red beans with the red shredded… Continue reading 4th of July Sensory Bin with Matching Flag Game
I feel like it has been weeks since I put together a sensory bin (oops, probably because it has). Since, Smiley Man is a classic toddler and he loves sensory activities, I realized it was high time I made up a sensory bin for him. We have been talking about spring a lot in our… Continue reading Spring Sensory Bin: Bugs and Flowers and Frogs, Oh My!
This is the very first post for a brand new series. I’ve been working on teaching colors to Smiley Man for several months now and we did a bunch of color activities and ended our color series with a huge link page for teaching colors. Now that Smiley Man knows his colors so well. I am ready… Continue reading Sensory Bin to Teach Shapes to Toddlers and Preschoolers
Winter is finally loosening its death grip on the city where I live, which is always a cause for celebration for me. Basically, the closer it gets to spring, the more I come back to life. This winter has been crazy cold with crazy snow so I’ve been singing praises to the sun every time I see… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bins and Treasure Hunts for Kids