Crazy Colour Sensory Bin

Normally I like things to be neat and orderly, but this time I went rather crazy with this colour sensory bin. It’s all relative…

Crazy Colour Sensory Bin

Originally I thought about laying all the different items in a rainbow order, but I really wanted to use these fantastic tie-dye poms that we received from our friends at craftprojectideas.com.

Crazy Colour Sensory Bin

So I ended up just adding everything together which gave it a really crazy look!  The contents for this sensory bin that I used were as follows:

  • Tie-dye poms as mentioned above and other assorted pom poms
  • Squares of tissue paper
  • Craft foam sticks
  • Wooden craft sticks
  • Other assorted pom poms
  • Squares of construction paper
  • Sponges
  • Plastic cookie cutters
  • Building blocks
  • Straws cut into small pieces

Crazy Colour Sensory Bin
I brought the bin out when F had a friend over, and F dived straight in.

Crazy Colour Sensory Bin

But the box was too deep to put on the table, so I moved it to the floor. F’s friend enjoyed looking through it!

Crazy Colour Sensory Bin

Later F looked through it again – and was delighted to find an “F”!

Crazy Colour Sensory Bin

He then started pulling items out and arranging them by colour…

Crazy Colour Sensory Bin

… which gave me an idea for the next day: to put little bowls next to the sensory bin for some colour sorting.

Crazy Colour Sensory Bin

We did this together for a while, and then noticed that we needed a red and yellow bowl, so I added them to the collection.

Crazy Colour Sensory Bin

After a while the lure of toy trains was too strong, but that was absolutely fine – it would have taken quite some time to sort ALL the items!

Crazy Colour Sensory Bin

As I was clearing up, however, he went and grabbed his Pompom Drop Toy that I made almost a year ago for him. He very kindly helped me clean up the pom poms by pushing them into the hole at the top of the can which is obviously where pompoms live!

Crazy Colour Sensory Bin

4 Responses

  1. Renae says:

    Beautiful colors and lots of variety with textures, shapes, etc. A wonderful job with this sensory bin. Thanks for posting.

    Renae

  2. Thanks, again, for sharing this colorful bin via our FB wall today! Lots of fun and learning going on here! Great job!

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