A “Llama Llama Holiday Drama” sensory bin is sure to captivate your little learners. It’s a superb way to give children access to the rich colors and textures of the Christmas season.
This festive bin is inspired by the storybook “Llama Llama Holiday Drama,” written and illustrated by Anna Dewdney. In the picture book, little Llama becomes overwhelmed helping his mama with holiday preparations. There are so many things to do, and the wait for Christmas seems much too long. Amid the busy, bustling season, Mama Llama takes time to stop and snuggle with Llama Llama, saying that “having each other is the true gift” at Christmas.
Llama Llama’s pre-Christmas experience is one that children can relate to. And parents and caregivers get a gentle reminder to slow down and spend some snuggle time with the “littles” in their lives.
Llama Llama Holiday Drama Sensory Bin
With adorable llama themed Christmas decorations readily available, a “Llama Llama Holiday Drama” bin is easy to put together. Purchase a few nonbreakable llama ornaments, and add Christmas themed sensory items in colors that compliment them.
This sensory tub includes
llama Christmas decorations (cut from a garland)
small gift boxes
felt Christmas tree decoration
mini Christmas cookie cutters
sparkle pom poms
A llama themed sensory bin offers young children a chance to play with contemporary decorations along with well-loved staples.
What’s your current theme for Christmas decorating? Is a color scheme or favorite type of ornament taking center stage? Drop a comment below.
To view a read-aloud version of the picture book “Llama, Llama Holiday Drama”, click here.
For another tactile bin, you may like this Christmas Sweater rice sensory bin.
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© Annette Kaminsky