Christmas is almost here and courtesy of the early snow in Northern Ontario in FALL, Jael believes that we are indeed in winter. Under the inspiration of J, I decided to create a few preschool sensory activities for her to celebrate Christmas and to further build her anticipation as well as work on her pencil grasp. Today I will share with our Peppermint Christmas Bin that I made for her.
Sensory play is a must for preschoolers! This Christmas peppermint sensory bin smelled so wonderful and your kids will enjoy scooping and pouring. Why not try this Christmas idea for your kids?
Christmas Peppermint Bin-Items Needed
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- 2 Cups of rice
- Red and Green Food Colouring
- 2 Ziplock bags
- Pure Mint Extract 2 oz
- Christmas items for bin
HOW TO MAKE THE CHRISTMAS PEPPERMINT BIN
- First I added 1 cup of rice in each bag. Then I added 15 drops of red food colouring mixed with 1 drop of mint extract and 1 teaspoon water.
- For the green in our sensory bin, I added 15 drops of green food colouring mixed with 1 1/2 teaspoon of water.
- Shake the bags vigorously in order to ensure all the colour was evenly spread on the rice.
- Leave the rice in their respective bags overnight to dry.
The next day all I had to do was to empty the bags into our bin that we wold be using and added a few Christmas items: bells along with Christmas balls of all sizes and textures and a Christmas tree.
J is in a stage where she smells EVERYTHING so she thoroughly enjoyed the first of her Christmas preschool sensory activities. I kid you not, J played with her bin for over 2 hours. I had to take it away so that we could eat supper. I would say that she loved her bin very much.
What do you have lined up for your preschoolers for Christmas? Let me know in the comments.