Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids: 60 Easy Creative Play Projects That Boost Brain Development, Calm Anxiety and Build Fine Motor Skills

Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids: 60 Easy Creative Play Projects That Boost Brain Development, Calm Anxiety and Build Fine Motor Skills

by Mandisa Watts


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The Best Sensory Bins for Endless Creative Play

Engage your child in hours of play with Mandisa Watts’s colorful collection of sensory bin activities that aid with memory formation, language development, problem-solving skills and more. Perfect for toddlers from eighteen months to three years old and beyond, each bin makes use of materials you already have at home and helps reignite your kids’ interest in toys long forgotten.

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

With setup instructions, details on how to guide your child through each activity, suggestions for what to talk about with your child as they play and other useful tips, Mandisa gives you all the information you need for creative sensory activities your kids are bound to love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645671688
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication date: 10/27/2020
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 409,129
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 1 - 4 Years

About the Author

Mandisa Watts is the creator of Happy Toddler Playtime, where she shares activities for toddlers and preschoolers. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and three children.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Sensory Bin Basics 13

Amazing Animals 25

Butterfly Spaghetti Garden 27

Kinetic Sand Insect Hunt 28

Hungry Elephants 31

Deep Sea Fishing 32

Jiggly Jungle 35

Greedy Bird Lunchtime 36

Yarn Farm 39

Polar Bear Scoop & Pour 40

Save the Turtles 43

Dinosaur Lagoon 44

Muddy Duck Wash 47

Salty Shark Bay 48

Nature Bug Soup 51

Incredible Pretend Play 53

Fun Farm Silos 55

Block House Painting 56

Flour Cupcake Factory 59

Cereal Picnic Sensory Bin 60

Birdseed Bakery 63

Icy Small World 64

Birthday Cake Sensory Play 67

Oobleck Treasure Hunt 68

Bubble Tea Party 71

Dirt Track Tunnels 72

Moon Landing Sensory Bin 75

Easy Rice Bins 77

Red Fire Truck Bin 79

Snow Day Slides 80

Lemonade Rice Stand 83

Mini Bug Terrariums 84

Magical Mermaid Cove 87

Easy Rainbow Rice Bin 88

Shiny Puzzle Hunt 91

Simple Steam 93

Fizzy Dish Wash 95

Glittery Ice Castles 96

Mushy Oats Monster Trucks 99

Pom-Pom Water Squeeze 100

Sink or Float Soup 103

Color Mixing Magic 104

Cloud Tower Building 107

Magnetic Fishing 108

Arctic Spaghetti Rainbow Melt 111

Brilliant Book-Based Bins 113

A Hungry Caterpillar 115

Catch the Stars 116

Lavender Bedtime Bin 119

Paper Zoo 120

Color Monsters 123

Green Eggs on a Train 124

Goodnight Construction Site 126

Fun Learning 129

Junkyard Names 131

Number Card Fun 132

Magnetic Letter Hunt 135

Rainbow Shape Soup 136

Ice Cream Scoop and Count 139

Squeeze Cap Water Play 140

Exciting Seasonal & Holiday Bins 143

Rose Water Valentine's Soup 145

Cloud Dough Spring Garden 146

Summer Beach Cleanup 149

Autumn-Scented Sensory Bin 150

Spooky Monster's Kitchen 153

Thanksgiving Dinner Sensory Bin 154

Holiday Ornament Station 157

Acknowledgments 159

About the Author 161

Index 162

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