Looking for a Valentine sensory bin?
You’ve come to the right corner on the web. What better way to make use of those dying flowers than to create a Valentine sensory bin?
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This preschool sensory bin was an instant hit with my almost-three-year-old.
In fact, it got us talking about all the different parts of the flower. My toddler wanted to know all about the different parts of the flower.
Look, mom. A petal! What’s this part called, mom?
Eventually, we gathered our favorite books listed in our spring booklist about flowers for answers!
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Here’s how my preschooler played with this Valentine sensory bin:
First, I pour water into our under-the-bed storage bin. I hand my 2.5-year-old the vase of flowers and child scissors (listed below) that he is already interested in.
It is important to note that I stay close as my toddler uses the scissors. I also want to make sure the scissors have rounded edges. This practice will help his fine motor strength.
However, this isn’t his first time my toddler is cutting. In fact, we cut a lot. You can see many of our favorites in 25+ Cutting Activities for Kids. The more practice a child gets holding scissors, the more comfortable he will get to hold and use them correctly.
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It is time to gather supplies!
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- Child scissors – we use these!
- Under the bed storage bin