Old McDonalds Farm Sensory Bin
With a moo here and a moo there. Animal sounds are all that I have been hearing this week and it’s all my fault. I let the girls help come with an activity for this week Nursery Rhyme theme for our Early Childhood Education Themes. (This post contains Affiliate links)
For the Nursery Rhyme theme, we ended up singing and playing in our sensory bin. The setup was easy and all you need to make it happen is some black beans, farm animals toob, alphabet bottle caps, and a sensory bin. You can add spoons, pots, and other sensory bin play items also.
During the setup of the game, they sang Old McDonald’s Farm and as they picked up animals they would say its name and its sound, then put them in the bin and moved on to the next animal.
After adding all the animals, my five-year-old started to search our alphabet bottle caps for the beginning letter of each animal and we even spelled out the sounds that they make with the alphabet bottle caps.
My girls played with this bin all week and each time they would change the order of the animals and even added other animals like Tigers, lions, and bears, oh my! By the end of the week, Old McDonald had a zoo and restaurant, not a farm.
This was a fun week of listening and dancing to some nursery rhymes on YouTube with a playlist that we made. I have been trying something different with our playlists, I now let the girls pick out the bulk of the playlist. We do it every Monday during breakfast and this has been taking the pressure off me to find good songs, stories and TV shows for them.
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