Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February sensory bin

Ellie is 14 months old

Big surprise, this month's sensory bin theme is Valentine's Day!

The bin contains: dried white beans, felt hearts in five different colors and sizes (pinned here), sparkly red pom poms, Valentine porcupine creatures (from Oriental Trading), heart poppers (Oriental Trading), red heart jewels (sold in the same pack as last month's snow bin) and a set of heart cookie cutters (Wilton) I got on sale at Michael's.

Tools this month are one of the coffee scoops and a small teaspoon. I also got a 6-cup silicone muffin tin (not pictured). I know it's too early for Ellie to sort, but I've been modeling sorting the felt hearts by color into the muffin cups. We're also practicing spooning into the cups, and she's not very good yet, but she works on it really hard and tends to grab the spoon right away.

She also loves grabbing a huge handful of beans and flinging them out of the bin. We're working on that :-)

Exploring with her cousin Samuel

Picking up beans from the floor (good fine motor activity!)

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