Welcome back to our last class of Sensory Bin 101. So far we have covered What is a Sensory Bin? as well as bases of Sensory Bins. Today we will be covering our last topic in our preschool sensory activities series. We will learn a few of the common tools that can be used in a sensory bin as well as how to store your sensory bin.
There are however a vast number of tools that you can use in a sensory bin. These tools can enable your preschooler to practice a skill (sorting, tweezing, pouring etc).
A few common tools are:
- measuring spoons
- measuring cups
- regular cups and spoon
- ice cube trays
- small jars
Also remember to add a few extras for your themed bins. Carissa from 1+1+1=1 has a few bins that are creative.
Sensory Bin Storage
Now that you know how to create a sensory bin, you need to know how to store it. I store J’s bins in 2 ways:
- Putting the container and all the contents on the shelf in the hallway.
- Removing the base and additional items and placing them in separate ziplock bags and stacking the containers on the shelf.
Lately, I have been doing the second option as it is the quickest. I simply ask her what bin she would love and then pour its contents into the container. Simple and easy peasy.
For the tools, I keep all of her favourite in a little basket in the hallway as well.