Our Spring Sensory Play

What is far more fun than spring clearing the cupboards? Using the things you find in them to inspire sensory play. This was certainly the case with our recent sensory bin that came together as I was about to chuck out some colourful sprinkles. 


Our Spring Sensory Play


I love celebrating the seasons and Spring is one of my favourites. With fun sensory play like this I'm hoping that my girls will grow to enjoy celebrating the seasons too and have fun learning their colours and about the world too. 


Our Spring Sensory Play


The sensory bin is actually a sand play area sourced from a supermarket. They come in a variety of different colours.  I did consider adding rice which I coloured blue as the base of this bin but it turned out rather too sticky for my liking and so we abandoned it.  Instead I used the colourful sprinkles to create the base and knew it was unlikely that my daughters would not put it in their mouth.



Our Spring Sensory Play


I then raided my Spring plastic tub for purple, yellow and green things to add to the mix. Here is a list of the things that I added to create our sensory bin: 

  •  pompoms
  • flowers
  • cookie cutters
  • scoops 
  • pipe cleaners
  • a string of beads
  • ribbon
  • egg cups
  • spiky ball
  • flower shaped buttons
  • edible eyes


Our Spring Sensory Play


Although I tell the girls that the contents should stay within the bins sometimes things do escape so I took it all outside. It was a lovely sunny day so the girls played in the garden with it and ran off now and again for a good bounce on the trampoline. 



Our Spring Sensory Play


Of course once I had put together the sensory bin I couldn't help myself but add other activities. I brought out the play dough, jewelery making kit and cardboard to make crowns and masks if they should wish. 



Our Spring Sensory Play


Of course eldest seemed to want to do everything and desired to move from one activity to the next rapidly! Sometimes I feel my girls are going at 100 miles per hour while I'm more snail pace! 

How will you be celebrating Spring?

Comments

  1. Love these ideas and I love that you can't stop yourself from adding more and more!! We're moving house next week to a place with a big garden so our Spring will hopefully involve lots of outdoor wildlife gardening, starting with pond digging! Have a great weekend #CountryKids

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  2. We love sensory play and I especially love it when it's as pretty as this one!! #CountyKids

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  3. I love Spring too! And this lovely and colourful sensory tray is a fab way to welcome in the season. :)

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. Have a great weekend. x

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  4. That's such a fun idea and something my own son loved playing with when he was younger - simple too isn't it #countrykids

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  5. What a fabulous sensory bin, I used to make these with my kids when they were younger. Such lovely Spring colours.
    #mmbc

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  6. I used to do lots of sensory play activities like this with my son, I think I had the most fun theming and collecting all the items for them :) #Countrykids

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  7. Love sensory play activities like this and how it often leads to other activities like the play dough and crafts. Good idea to take it outside to make it easier if the play isn’t contained within the sensory bin. #CountryKids

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  8. This sensory play bin looks so pretty, and I love that you reused things that you were about to throw away.
    #CountryKids

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