Creating a Flower Sensory Bin
It's officially spring! Flowers and trees are blooming. Creating a flower sensory bin for your young learner is super easy and can lead to hours of fun. This is the perfect indoor activity for home or your classroom with limited prep and materials. It's also a great way to help your children practice planting flowers before you head outside to dig in the dirt.
- One pound bag of dried black beans
- Small Terracotta pots
- Small spades or sand toy variety shovels
- Plastic tongs
- Artificial Flowers
- 6 Qt Sterilite Clip Case
You are now ready to start creating your flower sensory bin.
Pour the dried black beans into the container. Add Terracotta pots and artificial flowers.
Offer a variety of tools to explore the beans with. Plastic serving tongs, sand toys like shovels and rakes, kitchen spoons and small gardening spades are all fun options for small hands. I chose items that would fit into the container with the lid for easy clean up and storage. This is a sensory bin your little ones will want to play with many more times.
With supervision allow your child to explore the beans, the tools and plant the flowers. They will love this flower sensory bin!
Creating hands-on learning experiences is so important. Children can learn new vocabulary, have opportunities to be creative and apply learning to everyday life. Check out our Spring STEM sets for more fun ideas!