Ladybugs, ants and bees are you seeing any bugs as yet? Spring is here on our calendar and our snow is almost gone! We had a week dedicated to learning about bugs recently and so today I am going to share with you one of our bug preschool sensory activities.
What You Need
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- dyed pearl barley (see an example here)
- container for your sensory bin
- Bugs (we used really cute ones- will explain why later)
- Spring flowers craft
1) Place your dyed pearl barley in your container and ensure its spread evenly. I tend to shake it around a bit to even it all out.
2) Add your spring flowers (or any other flowers that you have available) in your bin
The reason I chose these cute bugs as opposed to the life like ones that I used here , is because J still has not warmed up to bugs. She has nightmares about ants and mosquitoes so I figured the cuter the better. My aim was to ease her into appreciating the world of bugs and I think it worked. She has been playing with this sensory bin for almost 3 weeks during her quiet time (she stopped napping at 2 years old).
What are some of the fun ways you have introduced your preschooler to the world of bugs? Let me know in the comments below.