Do you make sensory bins for your kids? We never did as much as I would have liked, but I love the idea of it and I know how much the kids love it. I also love how good it is for a child's development.
Since sensory bins engage all of a child's senses (feel of the contents, sounds of the contents, appearance of the contents and, for the little ones, sometimes taste as well). Depending upon the child's age, they help with skills like counting, fine motor skills, being able to transfer items from one hand to the other, sorting, matching, scooping, pouring and so much more depending upon what you put in your sensory bin.
If you have never made one a sensory bin, this is the perfect time to start! In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, I would love to inspire you to make a sensory bin all about The Lorax!
While I did not use any recycled items in this sensory bin, these are all items that I will be able to reuse in other sensory bins or art projects. I used smooth pebbles as a base as I had some on hand already. We put pom poms on wooden clothes pins since pinning and unpinning is great for building strength in little hand muscles.
An old cardboard box made a perfect Once-lers house and the puppets we made in one of our Lorax crafts found yet another use as characters in the bin.