This gingerbread sensory bin is quick and easy to set up. Most of the supplies in the bin are dollar store finds, so the activity is low-cost. So why not set it up for your little learners this holiday season?
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Supplies To Collect
The gingerbread-themed supplies gathered for the bin are:
- cookie cutters
- cookie tin
- ice cube tray
- gingerbread people ornaments and game pieces
- gingerbread house and candy cane ornaments
Also in the bin are:
- bell garland strips
- peppermint erasers
The Gingerbread Sensory Bin
This gingerbread-themed sensory bin has a dyed chickpea base. You can find out how to dye chickpeas in my blog post titled “Chinese New Year Sensory Play.”
Note: You can skip coloring the chickpeas and use undyed ones instead. They are the same color as gingerbread cookies!
The chickpeas are spread out in a white bus/utility tub. This size bin works well for one to three children to use at a time.
The cookie tin, ice cube tray, ornaments, garland, and erasers are from dollar stores. You would be able to find cookie cutters there too.
This sensory bin is a great follow-up activity to reading gingerbread character stories and doing songs and fingerplays about gingerbread people.
Other Supplies For The Gingerbread Bin
There are endless supplies that work in this bin. Other supplies that could be added are:
- large gingerbread cookie cutters
- gingerbread people erasers
- wiggly eyes
- rickrack strips
- cookie jar
Whatever the supplies, this cheery gingerbread sensory bin is bound to be a huge hit with your little learners!
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