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Bug Sensory Bin

Easy Bug Sensory Bin

Last week the theme for my class was Buzzers, Hoppers, and More. So I put together a  bug sensory bin that my kids could play with until all of the kids were in the room. This bin introduced them to the theme, allowed them to socialize, was a great quiet activity, and allowed them to use their imagination.

I put this bin together in 5 minutes with the help of my five and three-year-old. Every morning they came in and helped me set up my class for my morning welcome activity. I am going to share with you how one sensory bin over the course of five days can provide lots of learning and how the children retained the knowledge that they gathered each day.

ladybug sorting

Ladybug Sorting Sensory Bin

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.

Letter R Sensory Bin

Last week our letter of the week was rhe letter R. So I put together another easy sensory bin recipes by theme focusing on the letter R. This was kind of a toss up on how I was going to do this. I went with things that start with the letter R for this one.

I used my preschooler to find things in our “Creative Learning Center” that started with the letter R. This helped to work on her beginning sounds, and allowed her the chance to out a sensory bin together for her little sister.

Triangle Sensory Bin

Triangle Sensory Bin

This month we are exploring  Triangles and what better way to explore this shape than with an easy sensory bin recipe by theme. Last week I shared with you our color of the month sensory bin (yellow) that was fun for my toddler.

We are huge fans of sensory bins and this triangle sensory bin is no different. It took me a little more time to pull this one together because we didn’t have any triangle manipulative to work with.

Yellow sensory bin

Spring Time Yellow Sensory Bin

Well it’s a new month, so for my girls that means that we get to explore a new color. Last month we explored the color Green and this month we are exploring the color Yellow. So I am going to share one of my easy sensory bin recipes by theme with you all today. This sensory bin was fun for my toddler.

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galaxy sensory bin

Galaxy Sensory Bin

Welcome to another Playful Preschool Wednesday post, where a group of bloggers share some free hands on play  thematic activities for preschool aged kids. To see more fun hands on play activities, please click on the links of my team members. Last week was all about Life Cycles and there were some fantastically fun posts shared, this week is all about Space.

I put together this sensory bin in under a minute and it was fun. So much fun that  even though we are working on a different theme this week, this bin is still sitting out and more stuff has been added to it since I typed up this here post.

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Green Things Sensory Bin

Green Things Easy Sensory Bin Recipes

Omgoodness! I’m super excited to share this easy sensory bin recipe by theme with you guys. Why am I excited you ask? Simple, because I did not put this together. As a matter of fact I don’t think I would have even thought this up, and I put together a lot of sensory bins. So I don’t really know how to go about talking about this one so let’s start here.

For the month of March the color that we are exploring is Green. We love green right now, in all shades. So last week while working on our Calendar Time wall in the color section my toddler told me she was making a green bin that day. I looked at this kid and said “Well have at it.”

Square sensory bin

Square Sensory Bin

Last week we started playing with squares, so I made this really simple easy sensory bin recipe by theme.

The object of this bin was to help reinforce the square shape for this month. Throughout the month we will be working with the she square. So this for us is a great starter bin for the month And super easy to put together.

Rainbow Sensory

Rainbow Snow Sensory Bin

To be honest we didn’t do much learning during this week but I wanted to keep with our theme for Playful Preschool ( a group of educators and mothers providing hands on play ideas for preschoolers every Wednesday). This week the Playful Preschool theme is rainbows, last week we played with transportation and the team shared some really great activities.

When we think of rainbows we think of spring. We love to watch the flowers bloom and the constant rain fall. But what we really like to watch happens after the rain. You can find them in the sky or in the puddles on the ground. We’re talking about them colorful rainbows. I absolutely love rainbows and I hope that my kids love them as much as I do.

Alphabet Bottle Cap Sensory Bin

Alphabet Bottle Cap Sensory Bin

The toddler and I have been playing with the Alphabets  this month and she has been having lots of fun with them. One way that we played with the alphabets  last week was with a fun sensory  bin.


The activities  that we played with last week all used bottle caps so to keep with my bottle cap use I decided that this sensory  bin would use our uppercase  bottle cap alphabets. What a great idea this was.