Love may be in the air, but it is definitely in this month’s sensory bin.
The thing I love about sensory bins is that the are incredibly cheap to put together and provide hours of play. Of course with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I had to take the opportunity to create Liam a sensory bin full of love. It’s totally cheesy but I don’t even care. I’ve never been particularly fond of Valentine’s Day myself, but I’m excited to shower a little extra love on my tiny Valentine this year. I hope that I can teach him how special holidays can be, even with the smallest gestures and that even though it’s fun to spoil your loved one on Valentine’s Day, every day should be full of love.
This particular bin has had Liam in fits of giggles so hard he fell over backwards. He loves digging through the beans, sorting the pom poms and transferring the plastic hearts from cup to cup. His chopsticks are definitely his favourite tool and the most giggles come when something slips out of them. I’m actually impressed with how well he can manipulate the small objects with the chopsticks. Adding tools like this is a great way to exercise children’s fine motor skills.
Shirt: Old Navy
red plastic bin
heart shaped table scatter
bulk beans from the grocery store
I collected all of the items in this bin from the dollar store and cost less than $10
The great part about bins like this is that I can reuse the bin, beans and tools for future bins and store the hearts and pompoms for future Valentine’s Day crafts or another sensory bin next year. I’m really excited to continue making a new sensory bin for Liam each month and already have been collecting items. Target clearance is great for cheaper items by the way! I’ve scored some great plastic animals that I’m really excited to put to use. But just like Liam, you will have to wait a couple more months to see those ones. Until then, we will keep digging for hearts and sharing the love with our Valentine’s Day themed bin.
By the way, I’ve started blogging for Momstown Central Alberta! Check out my post about working out with a toddler here.