This Ocean Sensory Bin is one of my favorite bins that we’ve ever done. It’s so much fun to take outside and play with on a hot day. And it takes literally less than 5 minutes to put together!
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- Plastic bin
- Blue aquarium gravel
- Plastic aquarium plants
- Glass beads
- Coral Reef TOOB by Safari LTD
Baby Bird joined in on the fun too. They played with this for about an hour. At the end of that hour, Baby Bird was soaked from head to toe and she loved it!
I like that this ocean sensory bin has some contrasting textures for little hands to explore…smooth, rough, hard, soft, etc.
In the past we have used these ocean squirty bath toys for this sensory bin. These are great for a younger child playing with this bin. Just keep a close eye on young children in case they decide they want to taste any of the small pieces. You definitely don’t want them doing that! Baby Bird did not try to eat any of it but I was watching her the whole time anyway, of course.
What ocean-themed activities are you enjoying this summer?
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