Valentine’s Day Themed Sensory Bin Activity for Preschoolers.
In the past I have always filled up my sensory bins with rice … and let me be the first to say that it was very MESSY!
So I replaced my rice with “shredded paper”. And thought it still could get a bit messy with the shredded papers pouring out the bin – the clean up is MUCH better.
What you’ll need:
• Valentine’s Day Colour Paper
• Shredded paper (or anything to fill up the Bin)
• White Paper
I came up with 2 different activities for my preschooler.
Here is a great activity that promotes letter recognition and helps identify their name.
Broken Hearts Spell my Name
How to set up this activity:
• Begin by cutting out the number of hearts needed per each letter of your LOs name.
• On one side of the heart write the Upper case letter and on the other side write the lower case letter
• Cut the heart in half
• Lay out all the upper case hearts in-front of your LO
• Place the lower case hearts inside the Bin
• Encourage your LO to go on a hunt and connect all the broken hearts in order to spell their name!
• He then glued all of the broken hearts onto a paper.
*I used our Name Tracing Worksheet to help him identify which letters come next*
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This activity revolves around counting and number recognition.
Counting Broken Hearts
How to setup this activity:
• Cut out as many hearts as to you’d like
• On one side of the hearts write down the numeric number and on the other side draw out the number (6 Hearts – 6 circles etc)
• Have your LO go on a hunt and collect all broken hearts
• Encourage them to put them together and glue it onto a piece of a paper