This gardening sensory bin is a great way for kids to discover and explore!
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My son has been showing interest in gardening recently. We’ve tried a few planting activities before like growing sunflowers or beans, but I thought I’d put this gardening sensory bin together for him to explore!
I used his old water table as the container, which has actually had rocks and gravel in it for the last year! My husband emptied a bag of topsoil into the table then I added some various fake flowers and plants. I added a few small plant pots, and my son’s gardening tool set. It looked SO inviting!
F really liked it and immediately started investigating all the items.
He asked for some seeds and I managed to find a few packets, so he dug holes and planted some seeds. Note: If you want some seed ideas, check out my post Fast Growing Seeds for Kids!
Some of the fake flowers had to be removed to make way for the seeds!
He did some raking, and watering!
After all this gardening activity, F’s hands were pretty muddy, so Lava Soap to the rescue! We use it all the time to remove acrylic paint (remember our messy toothbrush splatter art activity?!?) but this soap is also perfect for cleaning up after gardening. It contains pumice (a by-product of volcanic activity, and gives the soap its name!), which is perfect for getting that ingrained soil out of dirty hands!
I know that F will want to go back and check his seedlings, so we may well keep this as a permanent fixture!