Gold, Silver and Bronze Sensory Bin
I thought of this Gold, Silver and Bronze Sensory bin as a fun and hands-on way to learn about the colors of the Olympic metals. To create this sensory bin I used gold and silver flecks of glitter that I picked up at a craft store when Christmas decor was on sale. Then I added some gold and silver jingle bells and some gold, silver and bronze star ornaments that I picked up at Target after the Christmas season. I picked them up with the sensory bin in mind and have saved them ever since. 🙂
This is a really simple sensory bin to put together. I just dumped all the gold, silver and bronze items into a medium-sized bin and then added a funnel, some scoops and a spoon. Later I added the ice cube tray as a way to sort the gold, silver and bronze star ornaments. I also added the kids’ tweezers with the idea to work on some fine motor skills while sorting the colors.
But as it happens, Caden wasn’t interested in sorting the colors or using the tweezers. And unfortunately the funnel wasn’t working well with the large flecks of gold and silver glitter. But what Caden does like to do is throw the glitter at me and watch it float to the floor! So, it being a snowy day outside, we did what only housebound people with a three-year old would do and had a glitter fight!
We had fun throwing glitter at each other for a bit, laughing and giggling the whole time! It made a huge sparkly mess all over the basement, but it was nothing a little vacuuming couldn’t handle! I do have one warning about having a glitter fight, keep your mouth closed! Caden can attest to this!
Does it make me a bad mom if I laugh and snap pictures while my child tries to spit glitter out of his mouth? hahaha! 😀
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