Easy and fun butterfly sensory play for preschool! Explore Spring, butterflies and tactile sensory play all with a butterfly theme. We included lots of opportunities for practicing fine motor skills too! Tactile sensory play is a wonderful addition to early childhood development. All our sensory play activities are perfect for young kids!
Butterfly Sensory Play for Kids
Make Simple Butterfly Sensory Play Activities
Simple, engaging butterfly sensory play! He made up this tray so nicely and really took great care with it! The colors are beautiful and so visually stimulating for him. I supplied him with the tools and he came up with the idea! An open ended invitation to play with hands-on materials can result in some beautiful things! I love his desire to create and explore with the butterflies! Make sure to take a look at our bugs and butterflies sensory play collection.
This week we have still be enjoying bugs but I did a special twist with butterfly sensory play! He really seemed to like it! He spent a greater than usual time using pretend play with this simple butterfly sensory activity.
Often we have one big bin but this time I thought I would see what would happen if I offered two separate but similar butterfly sensory bins. Would he mix them right away? Would he keep them separate? All you need is a couple bags of beans or another one of our favorite sensory bin fillers and butterflies and bugs.
He definitely examined the two butterfly sensory bins! I had mixed large green and blue colored beads into the green basket sensory bin and had placed a green and blue container and a mini ladle next to it with the hopes he would search and sort the large beads to work on fine motor skills.
The other butterfly sensory bin had a pair of plastic tongs and a fun mini ice cube tray. He is still on the young side so I was hoping he would just work on picking up the large beans and fill in the ice cube tray! He did a great job and also experimented with the tongs and beans too! I thought it would be fun to put the butterfly puzzle pieces into the sensory bin and have him use the tongs to put the pieces back!
Once we had done a few little activities, he wanted to mix the butterfly sensory bins, and we played with the butterflies and our little containers . He had a lot of fun with these butterfly sensory play activities. We have a few more bug play ideas including a NATURE’S SENSORY BIN, a BUG SLIME, and BUGS AND BUTTONS bin.
Hands- On Learning Butterfly Sensory Play
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