Tuesday, October 12, 2010

October Sensory Tub

Emily has asked every day for the past week, when I was going to put our October sensory tub together (black beans laying on the counter were a constant reminder to her).  Yesterday I had her help me round up all our Octoberish items and put our sensory tub together ~ of course I had to throw in a few surprises! 

  sensory bin

Our October sensory tub includes the following:

sensory bin

  • Plastic bat, snake, scorpion, ant, spiders and flies from Dollar Tree
  • Cat, spider and jack-o’-lantern erasers from Dollar Tree
  • Pumpkin, scarecrow, Indian corn buttons from Michaels
  • Felt owl stickers from Michaels
  • Clip on spiders from Michaels
  • Eyeballs from Michaels
  • Small tin container from goodwill store
  • Copper scoop ~ which I have had forever
  • A skeleton from Familyfun.com ~ I reduced it 25%, laminated it and cut it
  • Black pot from Michaels
  • Black beans
  • Seek and Find cards ~ just to make it a little more educational!

sensory bin feel and find(click on the picture above to print) 

The kids (including the little furry one) have been having lots of fun exploring the sensory tub. 

sensory bin ~Cindy

13 comments:

Cajunrose said...

Very cute! Is this something a 7 year old would like? I don't have any younger ones...so it would just be for her.

Lindsay said...

ooo love it!! I love that its in a big cauldron!

Cindy said...

Emily is 7 and she has been playing in it! I made the seek and find cards for her to read.

Dottie said...

I love the seek and find cards! What a great idea.

Kelly said...

What is the main purpose of these sensory bins. The idea sounds great and I know my 5 year old would love it. Do you think my 19 month old could "play" or use it too? My eldest is 7 so I'm just wondering how you use these - the main purpose behind them.

Love the bins though - very cute.

Corina said...

I LOVE the seek and find cards! I just put one together for the Fall season with cheap goodies from the Dollar Tree. I've found so many ways to use it already. I think the seek and find cards would enable my 7 year old to use it more!

The Activity Mom said...

love the container and the seek and find cards! =) super cute and clever.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the seek and find cards.

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

I love the idea of a sensory tub! I tried one for the first time yesterday with my 2-yr. old. She just didn't seem that into it though. I'll keep trying - but it just may not be her cup of tea.

Elise said...

Putting this in a black pot is such a neat idea. Seek and find cards add another fun dimension to the sensory tub experience.

Your children are going to have so much fun with this.

Aly in Va said...

I like that you have a card to go along with it....I imagine it helps them stay a little more engaged and actively "playing" with it.

Cindy said...

Kelly ~ sensory tubs are a great way for kids to use multiple senses while exploring. I started letting Aiden play with sensory tubs when he was about your daughters age. Just watch her closely and make sure she doesn't eat anything!!

Cindy said...

Kelly ~ sensory tubs are a great way for kids to use multiple senses while exploring. I started letting Aiden play with sensory tubs when he was about your daughters age. Just watch her closely and make sure she doesn't eat anything!!

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