July 11th, 2013 by

Garden Sensory Bin

Create a garden sensory bin that kids will love. Perfect for Spring and so easy to put together.
With the weather warming up, the kids have gotten interested in all the flowers growing outdoors. Inspired by our surroundings, I created a garden sensory bin for my kids to explore. It was easy to do and the kids got to get their hands dirty and a do a little Spring “planting” of their own. Read on to see how simple it is to make your own garden sensory bin.

You will need:

  • Soil
  • Flowers (artificial or cut)
  • Rocks
  • Shovels
  • Pots

I bought a bag of potting soil and dumped it in a bin. I added some rocks and artificial flowers and gave the kids some shovels and pots.
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I was curious to see how they would explore the soil in the sensory bin. One of my twins was loving the feeling of the soil on her hands as she poked holes to “plant” some flowers. She also had fun fishing out the rocks and counting them.
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My youngest loved scooping the dirt with her shovel into a pot. She did this very carefully so she would not spill any dirt on the ground.
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She worked diligently until she filled up the entire pot.
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She then proceeded to “plant” some flowers in her pot.
kids in the garden
The garden sensory bin was a hit! If you do this with your kids make sure you take time to stop and smell the flowers.

For more fun sensory activities check out:

Painting with shaving cream

Creative Play with Water Beads
Creative Play with Water Beads
Vicky

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