Saturday, August 20, 2011

School Sensory Bin

When I was searching for ideas for sensory bins I though I had a brilliant and original idea: a back to school theme. I scoured and couldn't find any examples. I saw a lot of cute harvest/apple themes for the upcoming month but was sure I was onto something big. Lo and behold before I could run out and get everything a blogger I follow (Counting Coconuts) made one! Not to mention her filler is shredded paper-absolutely brilliant. Boo-my idea is no longer original. Oh well, I went ahead and am loving it all the same!!!

Here is what I added:
  • filler: red shredded paper used for gift bags
  • a green apple made from foam (at Dollar Tree)
  • a die-cast metal school bus
  • magnetic letters and numbers
  • unsharpened pencils and a sharpener (he gets to sharpen them when found)
  • tape, glue stick, crayons, markers, kid scissors, stamps
  • a bookmark I made with "A's" name on it
  • a really cool puzzle eraser that makes a car (to see a pic of the odd blue stuff put together look below)
Found at Dollar Tree


  1. Fanstastic bin! I love it! I just read your other post about your horrific stick/choking experience. You are so brave to put little things out for him to play with again, but good for you for getting back on that horse. This kind of play is so beneficial in so many ways, but I think I would have been too afraid to ever let my kid have anything smaller than a baseball to play with after that!! I have some great sensory bins over on my blog (happyhooligans), that you may want to check out as mentioned that you're running out of ideas.

  2. I can't wait to check out your sight. The sensory bins are for my older boy, who is 5. They have a lid on it and baby is not to be around it! The sensory baskets are just for the little one (where everything is HUGE) because I do still live in panic!I know it gets confusing the two different types of sensory things (I just don't know how else to do it!

  3. Oh, I want to play with your bin myself!!! so fun! I was looking for a bus everywhere - no luck!

    Thanks for sharing this on the Sunday Showcase - hope to see you this week.