At momstown Burlington's Baby Basics program, we are all about sensory activities. And one of the best activities for your baby is to create a sensory bin. Sure it sounds like a great idea, but so many mamas brush it off as being too hard or too messy. But babies love new experiences, new textures, new shapes and colours. And making your own sensory bin doesn't have to be hard. Babies are interested in the simplest things and you can turn every day things into sensory activities for baby.
Shredded Paper Sensory Bin
Sensory Bin One - You know all that paper you've been meaning to shred, but haven't quite gotten around to getting rid of yet? Spend 5 minutes with your shredder and not only have you done your good housework deed of the day - but you've got sensory material right there! Toss the paper into a bucket, a bin, or even a pile on the floor could work. Let baby explore and even climb right in.
Cereal Sensory Bin
Sensory Bin Two - So when I was a kid, every once in a while we'd wind up with those giant bags of puffed wheat cereal. Seriously? Who eats that stuff? However, it makes for a fantastic sensory activity. Check out momtown Burlington's bins filled with puffed wheat cereal, and a few letter shaped cookie cutters. Two minutes of work to throw together, and a whole morning of exploring and fun for baby.
You don't have to be super mom to make a super sensory bin. Any new shape and texture can become an exciting new thing to explore for baby.
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