Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Snow sensory bin

Ellie is 13 months old

This is our January bin.

The bin contains: cotton balls, big crystals, sparkly silver pom-poms, polyfill (I have a feeling I'm going to regret this when it gets all over our carpet), the snowman from last month, and a felt tree ornament. 

I'm also introducing tools. I got the coffee scoops 2/$1 and the measuring cups in a set of eight (four cups and four measuring spoons) for $1, both at Dollar Tree. The big tweezers are from Amazon (this set of 12 was on sale for $5 with free shipping when I bought them!). This will be the first month she'll have tools on hand, so we'll see how it goes!

Here are some of the first few days with the bin. Favorite activities so far are picking out all the crystals and putting them in the big measuring cup and squeezing and smooshing the sparkly pom poms.

Collecting crystals

Putting them into the cup

Do you see any more?

She discovered the crystals made noise if she flung the cup around


  1. Great idea! I wanted to let you know that I included your link on my blog if you want to check it out:

    1. Thanks, Amy! I love your calendar!