Sometimes, we like quick and easy activities like this Life at the Pond Invitation to Play that I shared a few days ago and other times we go all out.
Today we put together this awesome sensory bin, which includes tadpoles and frogs, duck counters, a pond plant or two, and even rocks and stones. If you’re interested in making your own, here are some ideas to get you started.
Life at the Pond Sensory Activity
What you’ll need
- Activity tub
- Small pond plants + animals (rubber ducks, Safari Ltd Toobs, pond counters, etc.)
- Rocks, stones, and other similar loose parts
Here’s how to do it
Fill the activity bin with water. I usually don’t even fill ours half way. I like the little guy to have some space to play without splashing water out of the bin.
Create your pond. This is a great activity for you and your kids to do together. He loves helping me put together habitats and it’s a great time to talk about the plants + animals that live there.
You could also make lily pads from foam. Or if you have younger kids, try laminated cardstock. And of course you could add a few aquarium plants too. Either way, the possibilities are endless.
It’s really just a matter of finding out what works for you and your little kids. And of course what you’re comfortable with as a mama.
We’ve done this activity a few times and, as with everything else in life, it’s always evolving.
Looking for more pond-themed activities for little kids? You can find them here.
If you missed our preschool space post a while back, you can check it out here.
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