A sensory bin looks like a box full of fun, but it is so much more than that! Sensory bins can help children strengthen a variety of skills while they are exploring, being creative and more! This rainbow sensory bin is perfect for helping children with color recognition as well as fine motor skills, just to name a few.
Rainbow Sensory Bin
Sensory bins can help children learn how to communicate, work together, share with one another and more. Language skills can be developed as well as sorting and searching skills.
For this Rainbow Sensory Bin we used a variety of items. The first thing you may notice is our colorful rice. It is super inexpensive and easy to make, you can see our tutorial here.
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The first thing to do is to search through the sensory bin and sort the colored beads and buttons. You can either start with a pipe cleaner and search for buttons and beads of that color or put the pipe cleaners to the side and just pull the beads and buttons out and sort them into piles.
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After the beads and buttons are separated, put them onto the pipe cleaner that matches the color of the beads and buttons. You can space the beads and buttons across the pipe cleaner as you wish.
This is a good opportunity to work with patterns of the buttons and beads too.
When all of the pieces of pipe cleaner have the buttons and beads on them, put the pipe cleaner in each side of the Styrofoam sphere into the shape of a rainbow.
Now you have turned the colorful sensory bin into a rainbow.
You may also like our Find and Color Printable Shape Activity.