This post was edited on December 12, 2022.
A llama Christmas 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 Christmas Sensory Bin Supplies
With adorable llama-themed Christmas decorations readily available, a llama-inspired bin is easy to put together. Purchase a few nonbreakable llama ornaments, and add Christmas-themed sensory items in colors that complement them.
This sensory tub includes
- brown rice
- llama Christmas decorations (cut from a garland)
- small gift boxes
- felt Christmas tree decoration
- gingerbread decoration
- mini Christmas cookie cutters
- sparkle pom poms
- metallic snowflakes
- metallic trees
A llama-themed sensory bin offers young children a chance to play with festive 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.
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© Annette Kaminsky December 10, 2019
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