Sensory experiences and sensory bin play every day became so much more valuable then just a box of stuff and a mess. My son responded to sensory play in a way I never imagined, but I went with it and increased the amount of sensory play every day for amazing results.
SENSORY EXPERIENCES AND PLAY FOR EVERY DAY ENGAGEMENT AND BEYOND!
SENSORY EXPERIENCES, BINS, SCIENCE, AND HOMEMADE SLIME RECIPES
UPDATE: It’s been 5 years since we began some of our major sensory bin explorations and sensory experiences, and thought I would come back to visit this post and share some of the resources we have accumulated over the years.
Click on the photo below to find some intriguing new fillers to try! Of course, we always have the stand by list of non-food sensory bin fillers for those who need that option.
SENSORY EXPERIENCES ARE FOREVER
While our sensory bins didn’t last for ever, our sensory experiences continue to flourish.
Our sensory bin play evolved into sensory science experiences which have evolved into about a gazillion slime recipes! Although a long way from the sensory bins we started with years ago, theses new activities are still filled with a very rich and engaging tactile experience for kids!
We would love for you to read through the original sensory bin play story below and then check out all of our resources from building the best sensory bin to simple science activities to the most amazing homemade slime recipes we are known for today!
Click on the photo below to learn everything you need to know about sensory bins!
ORIGINAL SENSORY EXPERIENCES AND PLAY POST
Sensory bins are great fun to make, great fun to share with friends, and great fun to use for playtime with my son. Whether it’s a lovingly crafted and themed sensory bin or a simple sensory bin filled with sand and seashells, the experience is the same. It’s an amazing one.
Did you know that sensory experiences are all around us everyday, especially little kids? No one knows that better than the heart and mind of a preschooler and that’s my son, who is three and a half. Every minute he is out exploring, discovering, hearing, tasting, feeling, and living, he is having a sensory experience.
His body is still pretty new to him. It’s bursting with the capability to take in so much, and his mind is fresh, open, and eagerly awaiting what I have to offer him each day.
Sensory experiences travel far beyond a sensory bin, but they are nice to share with a little one just the same. There’s so much to learn from a sensory bin for both adults and kids!
Many times our sensory opportunities don’t come in the shape of a bin or box.
Although a sensory bin is a wonderfully creative idea to supplement life’s bountiful, sensory experiences, make sure you don’t miss out on what’s already around you.
Just by providing new sensory experiences (bin or not), I know I am sharing a lesson in self discovery. Many of my photos are of my son engaging in some sort of sensory experience because that is just a part of what we do everyday. Our life is our play.
Of course he is still a sucker for a god sensory bin…….
I am a sucker for making one. So on those days when he is having trouble understanding himself and processing the world around him, we can pull out a sensory bin. I can steal a few more precious moments sitting next to him and quietly sharing.
SENSORY BINS, SENSORY PLAY, AND A SENORY FILLED LIFE!
My kid lives everyday for that sensory fulfillment even still 5 years later! His favorite spot is digging with a giant shovel on the beach.
Fast forward 5 years later, I still think sensory bins are awesome. However they aren’t the only sensory experiences out there! So I hope you will look through he resources below and find fun new ways to engage in sensory play with your kids or just check out what’s happening in your area!
Just remember an intricately crafted sensory bin and a simple box of dirt with a shovel and cup are equally amazing to a young kid’s senses!
Click on the pictures below to read more about what we offer!
AMAZING SENSORY EXPERIENCES AWAIT YOUR KIDS EVERY DAY!
Sarah and Liam