Weather Sensory Bin DIY
About a year ago before I was settled on a homeschooling curriculum I spent hours searching Pinterest and putting together my own unit studies on all the things that I thought my preschooler and toddler would have fun learning about. I knew some of the content was a little mature but my hope was that I would be able to reuse it in the years to come and build on it to make it more and more age appropriate. With all of us spending more and more time at home and many taking a primary role in their child(ren’s) education I thought this would be the perfect time to share these fun ideas! My person favorite was when we learned about the weather. Both kids REALLY loved sensory bins so I thought a weather sensory bin would be perfect.
Here are a few of the items I used in our Weather Sensory Bin:
Cotton Balls for clouds
Small White/silver poms for snow
Medium blue poms for rain
Golden pipe cleaners bent for lightening
If you are wanting to turn your rice a shade of blue, the simple way to do this is to fill a gallon zip lock bag with a few cups or rice and a few drops of blue food coloring. You don’t need much food coloring at all. Seal the bag and then shake around to coat all of the rice with the dye. Once you have the desired effect, I simple opened the bag and allowed for about 10 minutes of air dry before pouring into my plastic bin. There are tons of great set ups out there for sensory bins or even tables. I prefer this portable plastic container that comes with a lid. That way we can easily store out bin for continues play later or even the next day.