Monday, March 28, 2011

What’s in the Tub ~ Birds

sensory tubs

Next month our theme at Totally Tots is Birds.  Here are some ideas for you to use in a sensory tub with your little one to explore the theme up close and personal.   


What’s in the Tub?: 

I visited our local craft store, Michaels, a couple of days in a row and used 40% off coupons for almost everything in our tub.

  • birdseed
  • small clay pot and clay saucer (birdbath)
  • small decorative birds
  • large decorative birds
  • wooden robin eggs (we painted ours purple, green, blue, white with specks and one gold egg)
  • small bird eggs
  • small bird nest
  • bird and birdhouse buttons
  • berries (which I cut off floral stems) 
  • small piece of blue felt
  • branch from the yard (I stuck our branch in play-doh to stand it up)


I removed the wires from all of the small birds.  The two larger birds I left the craft wire on so we could hang them on the tree branch.


The birdbath is made out of a small clay pot and saucer.  I used the pot as the base of the birdbath and hot glued the saucer on the top.  I then cut a piece of blue felt for water.


So, what fun things did we do with the tub? 

  • Dug for berries and feed the birds
  • Hide eggs and searched for them (whoever found the golden egg got to hide the eggs next)
  • Matched the birds and eggs by color
  • Counted the birds
  • Counted the eggs
  • Made up lots of fun stories about birds.  Aiden has quite the imagination!

What’s in the Tub? is a 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.



Andrea ~Jada Roo Can Do~ said...

Oh My gosh I have a bird themed bin made up and ready to go for May! great minds think alike:):) great sensory bin!!!

Jdaniel4smom said...

What a great way to learn about birds!

The Princess and the Tot said...

This is one of the cutest Sensory Bin ideas I've seen! I will absolutely be making one.

Maureen said...

Love this Cindy!

Shannon said...

So cute!

Julie said...

Wow...these tubs are becoming quite the works of art! So pretty!

Love and Lollipops said...

I love this idea!

Jolanthe said...

Cindy is WONDERFUL at being creative with these tubs!!! Even I want to
play in them!!!

Darcey said...

I love this idea. It's a great way to learn about birds and making the bird bath was really creative. I've linked up to your post on my weekly favorites here: