Sensory bins are a major hit over here!
My 16 month old ESPECIALLY loves sensory bins.
I typically make one and reuse it all week.
Anytime I feel like taking a break from parenting, I grab the sensory bin out of the closet and bam we have at least 20 minutes of play where I can manage/supervise with limited engagement required (just keeping in real over here y’all!)
This sensory bin is inspired by The Very Busy Spider and engages your Lil’ in sensory and fine motor skills.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Science

  • Understand 3 of the 5 senses to make observations

Engineering

  • Construct models to represent their imagination and objects in the world
  • Build using a variety of materials in both conventional and unconventional ways
  • Use tools with appropriate safety and purpose
  • Engage in problem solving activities

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Science

  • Use 5-senses to make observations

Engineering

  • Construct models to represent their imagination and objects in the world
  • Build using a variety of materials in both conventional and unconventional ways
  • Use tools with appropriate safety and purpose
  • Engage in problem solving activities

Fine Motor

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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*Wash Bin

*Plastic Spiders

*Yarn

*Tape

*Tweezers

Step #1
Wrap yarn around the sensory tub to create a web.

*Use tape to keep the yarn attached to the tub.

Step #2
Place the spiders in the tub.
Step #3
Use tweezers to pull the spiders out of the tub.

Teacher Tip

Munchkins and Moms taught me the most AMAZING trick for book inspired activities. Play a recording of the book in the background while your Lil’ plays. This will allow them to hear the story again and make connections that deepen their comprehension while playing.  Here is the version we used on YouTube. Place that in the parenting WIN category!

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