Since Itty Bitty is so hands on, I thought I’d give sensory bins another go this school year. While I had created them for my 2 year old, my 5 year old is loving them too.
I created our first themed sensory bin for Pirate Week. Since we celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day every year, I had several items to put in the bin. I keep my bins in a typical plastic shoebox, one for each base.
Pirate Sensory Bin Bases
For a pirate themed bin, you could use one of the following bases:
Blue aquarium rocks
Blue water beads
It takes 4-5 bags of black beans to fill a plastic shoebox about half way.
We had several items that are easily or cheaply available for sensory bins
Gold & silver coins
Pirates Toob figures
Peter Pan figurines
Jake & the Neverland Pirates figurines
You could also add island, ocean or boat themed items.
Blue glass beads (like for centerpieces)
Bottles (like message in a bottle)
My kids are really enjoying playing with these sensory boxes. Stay tuned for more pirate week fun :).
Do you have any ideas for a pirate sensory bin that I haven’t thought of? I’d love to hear them!