Make a fun spring sensory bin for preschoolers! Let your little kids practice scooping, dumping, and pouring with spring colors using dyed rice. You’re definitely going to want to try it out!
The little guy and I did a fun spring sensory bin for preschoolers and he seriously couldn’t get enough of it. I totally can’t wait to see if baby girl follows in his footsteps.
I’m actually starting to consider going through all of the toys and getting rid of some things because as I create more activities for him, he’s spending less time playing with the store-bought ones.
And let me tell you, just like most other little kids his age, he’s got a ton of them.
Realistically, there are some things that we could never get rid of. You know which ones I mean. They’re the ones that he’s using in conjunction with our sensory bin/loose parts/small world activities.
For example, some of his smaller cars and tractors, all of the building toys, and even the Toob animals.
Those things get played with daily. He absolutely loves to create scenes and there’s always lots of dramatic play going on.
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Today’s activity was a lot simpler than most, but it was still a huge hit around here!
How To Make A Fun Spring Sensory Bin for Preschoolers
Here’s what you’ll need
- Green Liquid Watercolor*
- Cookie Sheet
- Wax Paper
- Plastic Ziploc Bag
- Activity Tub*
- Colorful bowls or cups
Here’s how to do it
- First, you’ll want to dye the rice. I put some rice in a plastic Ziploc bag, added a little bit of green liquid watercolor and shook it until all of the rice was the color that I wanted. You’ll want to start with a very small amount of liquid watercolor and slowly add more until you get the desired shade.
- Remember to double-check that the bag is completely sealed and that you’re dying enough rice to cover the bottom of your activity tub. It might be easier if you do it in a few small batches.
- After that, I lined the cookie sheet with wax paper and dumped the rice out onto the cookie sheet. You’ll need to spread it out some so that it dries.
- When the rice is completely dry (I usually let it dry overnight), I poured it into the activity tub, added some colorful bowls or cups, and of course tossed in some buttons and gemstones.
Like I said, this is one of those totally simple, open-ended activities that will provide hours of fun for your preschoolers.
The little guy sorted the buttons, lined up the cups, and scooped the gemstones.
And while we’re on the subject, there was no shortage of dumping either. He poured the buttons and rice and gemstones back and forth between the cups.
If you’re looking for a few minutes to get some mama stuff done, then you’re definitely going to want to try out this fun spring sensory bin for preschoolers. Let’s just say, you’ll be glad you did!
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Make a fun spring sensory bin for preschoolers! Let your little kids practice scooping, dumping, and pouring with spring colors using dyed rice. You’re definitely going to want to try it out! Let's just say, you'll be glad you did! Because it takes time to dry completely, you'll want to dye the rice for this activity the day before.
Make a fun spring sensory bin for preschoolers! Let your little kids practice scooping, dumping, and pouring with spring colors using dyed rice. You’re definitely going to want to try it out! Let's just say, you'll be glad you did!
Because it takes time to dry completely, you'll want to dye the rice for this activity the day before.
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