Spring Sensory Bin
Activity DesignerMelissa Klinker
Using your Kool-Aid dyed rice, create a fun and interactive spring sensory bin. Sensory bins are great for children to develop their visual, textural, and audible senses. Let your kiddo explore the bright colors, the different textures, and the sounds of pouring and moving the rice.
What You'll Need
- kool-aid dyed rice (5 cups) - 1 cup of each color
- small accessories - such as plastic eggs, synthetic flowers, small buckets, or a watering can
- plastic bin (at least 6" deep)
How We Did It
Making a sensory bin is a super simple, inexpensive way to introduce another avenue of imaginative play. Start by adding the Kool-Aid dyed rice to your bin. I poured the rice out in rows and added play accessories, along with scoops and shovels. Now it's time to play!
Sensory bins in our house usually occupy V for an extended period of time. She loves transferring, pouring, and scooping the rice from one container to another. She filled the plastic eggs with rice and used them as maracas. She also planted her flowers in the rice (the flowerbed), and poured rice (water) on the flowers.