It’s as much fun setting up a sensory bin as watching young children eagerly explore one. And this St. Patrick’s Day woodland bin is no exception! The bin is one of my favorites created so far.
Leprechauns are mythical creatures thought to live in remote, woodland areas. They make shoes and enjoy playing music. The little tricksters especially love gold and hide their treasure in pots in the woods or at the end of the rainbow.
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Supplies To Collect
A few, easy to find items can be gathered for this bin. Included are:
- brown lentils
- gold play coins
- green acrylic gems
- wood slices
- yellow and green crinkle paper
- kraft crinkle paper
- wooden tree and tiny forest creatures
- green pot, tongs and spoon
- gold bells
- leprechaun leg decoration
- white cardstock
- dot markers
- sensory tub
The St. Patrick’s Day Woodland Bin
First, cut a rainbow shape from a piece of white cardstock. Use dot markers to create a bright, colorful rainbow.
Next, bunch up Kraft crinkle paper and add it to one section of the sensory bin of choice. In this post, I feature a white food and tableware storage tub.
Add the yellow and green crinkle paper to another part of the bin.
Tip: Crinkle paper is an economical filler, and can be used again in another sensory activity.
Then pour in a layer of brown lentils to generously cover the rest of the bottom of the bin.
Add the wooden tree and forest creatures.
Then sprinkle in gold coins and bells, wood slices, and green gems.
Drop in the pot, spoon, and tongs.
Finally, set in the leprechaun legs and paper rainbow.
Now the St. Patrick’s Day woodland bin is ready for your little learners to explore!
- Most of the supplies in this bin come from Dollar stores, so are economical finds. They get repurposed for other sensory bins, so are worth the investment.
- The wooden leprechaun legs were taken from a wall plaque. Colored cardstock legs would make an excellent substitution.
Related: St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Blocks
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© Annette Kaminsky March 6. 2022
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