Do you incorporate Sensory Bin play in your home? Sensory bins are definitely something I hope to do more of with Little Sis and Baby Brother. Sensory bins are great for exploration and discovery using your senses- smell, touch, taste, hear, and sight. Sensory bins also encourages communication and expands vocabulary and language. The possibilities for learning and exploring are truly endless and I am so excited to be part of the series, 40 Days of Sensory Bin Fillers started by Sarah at Little Bins for Little Hands.
Sensory Bins can follow some sort of theme or simply be filled with a material to be explored with simple tools. Today I am sharing some simple ways to to explore and play using Pom Poms as a sensory bin filler.
Simple Sensory Bin Idea
Here's three ways we played with one large bag of pom poms:
Pom Poms & Alphabet Puzzle
Here Little Sis and I dug through the pom poms to find the foam alphabet pieces to complete the puzzle.
This activity is perfect for Sensory play and fine motor skills. And a great way to learn your abc's!
Pom Poms & Laundry Basket
A sensory bin can be a large baking pan, storage container, large bowl, or a laundry basket!
The idea is to keep the sensory bin filler contained, so this idea won't work for all fillers, but it was fun for my two youngest to sit IN the pom poms. There was a lot of dumping and pushing pom poms through the holes in the laundry basket.
It was a whole body experience!
Pom Poms & Simple Tools
There are many different "tools" you can use while exploring pom poms.
We had bunny scissors that are used to color Easter eggs, measuring cups, tweezers, tongs, cups for sorting, a tall bottle.... and the more the kids played, the more "tools" were added to our pom pom sensory bin.
Who knew there were so many ways to explore!
I'd love for you to follow along so you never miss out on one of our fun activities we share at School Time Snippets!
Check out five more ways to play and explore with pom poms below!
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