Ladybug Sorting Sensory Bin

ladybug sorting

For the month of May we are exploring the color Orange. I had it in the plans to explore red, but my preschooler let me know that orange is the color this month. So that’s what this week’s easy sensory bin recipe will be.

A couple of weeks ago I made up some ladybugs for some math fun. My girls are still on the ladybug kick and asked for some orange ones also, so I obliged them.

I would like to apologize right now for the images. This sensory bin has both red and orange ladybugs but they all look like red ladybugs in these pictures.

ladybug sorting


  • Orange and red ladybugs
  • Black beans


  1. Pour in the black beans in sensory bin
  2. Add the ladybug bottle caps on top


ladybug sorting

Sorting Ladybug Activity

We played a sorting game with our ladybugs because they were so close in color. My toddler sorted the ladybugs into a red pile and orange pile.

Ladybug Counting

First we counted the red lady bugs, then the orange ones. Once we were done with counting them separately, we took the time to count them all. For each of these she needed a little assistance, which is to be expected.

ladybug sorting

My toddler had lots of fun with this ladybug sensory bin. So much fun that she invited Mini Mouse to play.

You can find this post linked up at:

4 Responses to Ladybug Sorting Sensory Bin

  1. your sensory bins are always fun and creative!
    susen @Dabbling Momma recently posted…10 Ways to Explore and Learn with LettersMy Profile

  2. lana says:

    where do you get those bugs? or do you make them?
    lana recently posted…3 & 1/2 Questions: Claudi KesselsMy Profile

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge