Child-Created Sensory Bins

Science Sensory Bin Activity for Kids
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Remember the Choose Your Own Adventure® books where kiddos embark on wildly entertaining, interactive multiple-choice multiple-ending reading adventures? {If you haven't, be sure to check out the website! The series is phenomenal - especially for reluctant readers!} Elise, creator of the blog, Inspiration Surrounds...Creativity Abounds, invites you to extend this same premise to the sensory bins in your home or classroom! Instead of concocting a theme and designing a bin with 'premeditated' items for your kiddos to encounter, let you kids do the hard part! All you have to do is collect your supplies...

Supplies You'll Need

Provide each of your kiddos with a shoe box or tub, filled with the base material of your choice. Then, armed with the rest of the goodies, invite them to imagine a scene, a place, an adventure {you name it!} and get to creating - filling their sensory bins with whatever suits their fancy! Elise mentions that this activity is great for groups of children of different age/skill levels. Since it is largely a student-led activity, each child can pursue their own interests at the "level" of their choosing.

Be sure to check out Elise's photos of this fantastic {and engaging!} activity as well as her supply lists!