As the days get warmer and the sun stays out longer, there’s no better way to spend afternoons than playing outdoors! The best way to play outdoors is one that can involve sensory learning as well – at SFCC we are HUGE fans of sensory bins!

Sensory Bins are large containers that we fill with different materials that will help our students explore their five different senses. We can also use sensory bins to grow language and math skills! We like to ask our students questions as they play – questions like what does this object feel like and ask them to count different objects in their bins. Sensory bins serve many different purpose and today we’re going to show you an easy way to create a simple bin that kids can use outside while enjoying some sunshine!

Here is what you will need:
  • A large bin
  • Water
  • Liquid Watercolor (follow this easy DYI recipe if you don’t have any on hand)
  • Liquid Soap of your choice
  • Toys (such as rubber ducks, small cars, dolls)
  • Small bowls and cups
  1. Add three table spoons of liquid soap to your bin
  2. Fill up your large bin half way with lukewarm water
  3. Add your liquid watercolor
  4. Add your toys, bowls and enjoy your sensory bin


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