Sushi Sensory Bin
Using chopsticks is such a great way to build fine motor skills in young learners and creating a sushi sensory bin is a fun and creative way to play. Here are the steps to creating this fun experience for your kids.
Sensory Sushi Bin Supplies:
- One pound bag of rice. You can use white rice, but I prefer jasmine rice for the fragrance.
- Sushi Erasers
- Kids Plastic Chopsticks or wooden skewers
- One stainless steel bento box
Pour one pound of rice into the stainless steel bento box.
Nestle the sushi erasers into the bed of rice.
If you don’t have chopsticks, you can make some for this project by snipping the sharp edge off of 2 wooden barbecue skewers.
With adult supervision, allow your children to pick up the sushi erasers with their chopsticks, explore the rice and work on their fine motor skills!
When playtime is over, you can easily place the erasers and chopsticks in the container and snap the lid on the bento box for simple storage. This is an activity that can allow for hours of fun that you can get out, put away and take back out a few months later and kids will still be engaged.
This is also a great way to build vocabulary. Teaching children about different cultures, different foods and the various ways to eat is a great way to provide cultural experiences in your own home.
If you like this sensory bin, make sure you check our BUG Sensory Bin! Instead of rice, we use noodles. It allows for a different experience. Get creative and have fun with your kids.
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