So one day, after listening to my girlfriend, Heather (www.goldenreflectionsblog.com) discuss on the www.IHomeschoolnetwork.com about Sensory Bins and how wonderful they are for our children, and after her showing me such cute pictures of her little one playing with one, I decided to make one too. My oldest Daughter was ecstatic. "Can we make one, Mommy, can we?!"
Um, yeah... sure! Let me see what I can find... So of course I went to my trusty Pinterest Board for a look-see. I ended up at the Cutest blog called Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails, where I found just the perfect "recipe" for a sensory Bin.
I gathered my ingredients together. Perfect way to use that Lime Jello that was sitting in the back of my cupboard. ;) Cornstarch, Baking Soda, Canola Oil, and Coconut Extract.
Hannah was right there. Chair pulled up to the counter. Mixing spoon in hand.
She mixed as I added several tablespoons of water and she mixed until it was just perfect.
Even the Little one got involved.
I had my son gather his little farm animals and small tractors and a few wooden blocks and I went to the closet to find an empty container to put it all in.
I really got a kick how Hannah lined all the animals up in a straight line.
Then we took the box outside and set it on the rug and the kids went to it.
6 eager hands all reaching into the same small space. But thoroughly enjoying every minute of it.
They played for a good hour, enjoying the feel of the cloud dust and moving the little animals all around. I almost think my older children enjoyed it more than the youngest!
It only takes a few minutes, moms, to show our kids we care. They feel so happy when we do those little extra's and they think we are the greatest. :)
Have you ever made a sensory bin for your kids?
I had to joke with my friend that my kids seem to think every meal is a sensory activity. Haha!