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Bug Sensory Bin (Preschool Sensory Activities)

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.

We are slowly welcoming the bugs that return with spring. Here is one of our preschool sensory activities, a bug sensory bin, that you can easily recreate with your preschooler.
I think this was one of the easiest sensory bins I have ever made for J. The main reason is that I did not have to colour the pearl barley before hand as I had this left over from another sensory bin. So glad I learn how to store my sensory materials.

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

We are slowly welcoming the bugs that return with spring. Here is one of our preschool sensory activities, a bug sensory bin, that you can easily recreate with your preschooler.
3) Add your bugs and then allow your preschooler to play with it.

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.

 

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Mother of 2

Saturday 3rd of March 2018

My son tosses anything that's inside any boxes so I'm not a fan of sensory boxes. He just messes them up. He's already 2. Any tips on how to get him not to throw anything out of the box?

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Thursday 19th of January 2017

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Shann

Saturday 4th of April 2015

Love this!

Amanda

Friday 3rd of April 2015

What a fun Spring sensory box. Will pin this for when we are stuck inside because of the weather but still want to get a little messy!