Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What's in the Tub? ~ Farm Sensory Bin

This month's theme is Farm. Here are a few simple ideas of what to include in your bin for your Tot to explore!

Goodness, I might have gone overboard this month! I couldn't fit everything in the bin to photograph! But that just means it was more fun, right?! My tot said, "YES!"

What's included:

We found so many possibilities for play and exploitation with this bin!
  • sorting colors
  • sorting and counting animals
  • lacing with the Wooden Stringing Set (Lydia loved this part!)
  • What do animals eat? (She loved pouring and scooping the grains and tasting the sugar cubes!)
  • What do farmers plant and grow? (We talked about their crops and how wheat berries are ground to make flour for baking.)
  • We made animal sounds.

We sang several farm themed songs while playing too.
  • Farmer in the Dell
  • Five Little Ducks
  • Old MacDonald Had a Farm

What's in the Tub? is a monthly feature that focuses on fun sensory tub ideas to go along with the monthly theme at Totally Tots. Click here to see past sensory tub ideas.

1 comment:

Cerys said...

This looks really fun - I have never done a sensory pin and would love to start - do you have any advice on where to go, we have weekly themes based up on our books for the week but no idea where to go from there