Confession: I used to avoid sensory bins like the plague. They honestly just grossed me out. One day, I decided to load up on some hand sanitizer and just go for it. There’s no going back now! My students and I are obsessed. It just feels so good sinking your hands into a container full of dry beans and squeezing. (If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen the post where my husband sunk his hands into my bean sensory bin for the first time and said, “Wow. That feels so good I could put my feet in it.” LOL. Uhm, NO! I snatched up my sensory bin and got the heck out of there!)
Okay, back to speech therapy. We tried out this new sensory bin activity and my students LOVED it! I used it with every student on my caseload for a few days straight and it worked perfectly with each one. TOTAL WIN! My students were hooked and we targeted their goals so efficiently.
While using this vegetable sensory bin, I also realized how many great spring themed books were written about vegetables! Some of my favorites that I already had on hand include “Too Many Carrots”, “The Enormous Potato” and “Up, Down, & Around”. You can target so many different goals with these stories.
To try this sensory bin, CLICK HERE! 🙂
Now that I’m new to the sensory bin game, I’ve been searching for new ideas. What are your favorite fillers or activities to go with your sensory bins? Comment below to share your sensory bin wins! 🙂