This porridge sensory bin inspired by Goldilocks and the Three Bears is going to be one of the best smelling sensory bins you have ever created. The combination of the oats and cinnamon will not only make your room smell amazing, it will also make you incredibly hungry.

With this porridge sensory bin, you can invite your preschooler to work on scooping and pouring while engaging their sense of smell with a taste-safe way to play.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Science

  • Understand 3 of the 5 senses to make observations

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

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

Required Materials

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Sensory Bin

*Oats

 

*Cinnamon Sticks

 

 

*Bowls

*Spoons

 

 

Step #1

Add oats and cinnamon sticks to a sensory bin. You can add powder cinnamon to make the scent more powerful.

Step #2

Mix the materials so that they are combined evenly.

Step #3

Add paper bowls and spoons and invite your kiddos to play.

Teacher Tip

This is a totally taste safe sensory bin for your kiddos to play with. I always recommend putting a sensory bin on top of a large blanket so the blanket catches everything that falls out.

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