Valentine's Sensory Bin

Happy February! This month I am planning to share 14 days of Valentine's fun for toddler and elementary aged children!

I'll be sharing:

  • toddler sensory bin ideas
  • toddler math ideas
  • toddler fine motor
  • arts/crafts
  • elementary science
  • elementary math 

First, I am sharing our Valentine's themed sensory bin for the month! 

Materials:
  • dyed rice (Wal-Mart)
  • wooden scoops (Amazon)
  • mini plastic glasses (Wal-Mart)
  • cups (Wal-Mart)
  • cookie cutters (Wal-Mart)
  • table scatter (Dollar Tree) 

To dye the rice, I use this method:

1. Place 1 cup of rice in a gallon sized Ziploc bag.
2. Pour 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. 
3. Add food coloring of your choice.
4. Close the bag and shake so all pieces are rice are colored.
5. Spread on parchment paper to allow it to dry. This usually takes about 5 minutes.

It's that EASY and you can save it for years to come!
This sensory bin has been a HIT already! I put it out a little early and my girls have played with it every single day! They love to scoop and pour, so the wooden scoops and plastic cups have definitely been their favorite so far! 

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