My girls LOVE sensory play. Every time I make a sensory bin, my kiddos go nuts for a long time feeling, sorting, arranging, etc. Most of the sensory bins I make are geared for my oldest because my youngest (17 months) likes to put most everything in her mouth and so I have to watch her closely, which defeats the purpose I made it for (Mama needs some free time!)
For the sensory bin I combined plastic gold coins, Green Pom Poms, Green Mardi Gras beads, Green and Clear Glass Pebbles, Rainbow Colored Star Erasers, and black river rocks. I used two wooden scoops I picked up from Hobby Lobby.
My kiddo asked to do this activity several days, which worked well because little sis was sick with the stomach flu and it was nice to have something to occupy my oldest while I cared for my littlest.
I like sensory bins because not only are they a great way to entertain your little one, but promote counting, shapes/size/color sorting and great invitation for imaginary play.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!