A sensory bin is one of the easiest ways to usher in a new theme, and this new year’s rice bin does just that. I have this gold and silver-laden bin waiting for my preschoolers to explore when they return from their Christmas break next week.
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Supplies In The Bin
The following supplies are in the glitzy bin:
- gold and silver wrapped foam mini presents
- silver star-shaped dessert cups
- tiny gold trophies
- gold play coins
- silver beads
- gold clip tree decorations
- gold spoon
- silver bell ornament
New Year’s Rice Bin
As with many of my sensory activities on the blog, a white bus tub is the bin of choice. It is large enough for two or three children to explore comfortably and doesn’t require an exorbitant amount of sensory base.
White glutinous rice is the base for the bin, another one of my favorite sensory supplies.
Scooping and pouring rice using the tiny gold trophies and silver star-shaped dessert cups develops eye-hand coordination.
Little learners can gather and count the gold coins.
Gold clip tree decorations and silver beads (cut from a garland) add glitz to the bin.
Spoons are a basic accessory my preschoolers always want to be included in a sensory bin.
The silver bell is not just a plain bell. It is shaped like an octopus. To see how it is made, view my blog post Octopus Christmas Craft. There is a free template to download should you decide to make an octopus-themed bell to help ring in the new year.
Happy New Year!
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