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Category Archives: Sensory Boxes

The How and Why of Sensory Bins

sensory bin sample

This is just the week of looking back at crafty, sensory things we used to love, I guess. Following my report on getting back into water beads (they’ve been out all week in the playroom; we’ve been observing how they plump up more when sitting in water) an online colleague announced she’d just written an ebook about sensory bins (affiliate ... Read More »

Pompon Sensory/Discovery Activity

color sort pompons

After the Easter eggs, which are actually still out (though we haven’t played with them in a week or two), I wasn’t quite sure where I wanted to go with our next sensory/discovery/whatever box. I kind of wanted to do something with colors, or maybe the letter A, or maybe farm animals. Then I saw something online (and completely did ... Read More »

Easter Discovery Bucket

easter bucket discovery

I have been calling these seasonal boxes that I’ve been doing for the Bit lately “sensory boxes,” and I guess they are, because you certainly engage your sense to explore them, but this Easter-themed bucket strikes me more as a discovery bucket because you’re exploring the things that are inside the eggs. This is a really easy, fun project that ... Read More »

Sensory for St. Patrick’s Day

exploring st patricks sensory box

While the Bit was home sick last week and busy playing with something else (I think at this point she was drawing on her white board) I decided it was time to finally dismantle the Valentine’s sensory box and put together one for St. Patrick’s Day. I hadn’t really intended to make this box specifically holiday because I didn’t want ... Read More »