🧜♀️ Let’s dive into this fun, mermaid sensory bin! This is a sensory experience for the hands and the eyes! Sensory bins can be a fun way for children to “warm-up” to a variety of textures and experiences!
-Try fishing out colors for sorting
-Go diving for gems on the bottom
-Compare the sizes of the pom-poms
-Match the shapes of the gems
-See how many items can stick on top of the mermaid
-Roll the pom-pom balls up your arms
-Blow the pom-poms across the table
The possibilities are endless!
🧠 You might be thinking, now what does a mermaid bowl have to do with food?
Great question and we are glad you asked! Just like the sensory bins we share, food comes in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. Some foods are dry and some are wet. By using these fun, play-based sensory bins we are exposing them to new sensory information that will further help them process the sensory information of food!
🌟 Plus, it’s a great way to work on language to describe sensory feedback (“this feels soft, this one is green, this one rolls”)!