My daughter has been enjoying her sensory bin so since we’re headed into spring, well sort of I’m still in knee high now here in Canada, I created a bug sensory bin which is one of her favorite toddler activities.
This was a super simple sensory bin to put together once you have the rice already made. I have a huge box of plastic animals and bugs that I can now use in sensory bins since they no longer get played with as much on their own.
Bug Sensory Bin Supplies
- Green colored rice (How I color Rice)
- Plastic insects, reptiles, amphibians
- plastic rocks/trees
This is a great bin for those who are into bugs and creepy crawlies, which my son loved. However, my daughter wasn’t so impressed and she was happy to replace the bugs with dinosaurs instead. So the only shot I got of our bug box has dinosaurs in them. My son had fun burying the bugs and making the other bugs each other. A truly boy kind of play which he always enjoys.
Next time I’d love to try something with a sand texture like a cloud dough but I didn’t have enough flour for a full bin.
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Check out my other toddler activities.