Christmas is so magical! So many new sensory experiences- lights everywhere, Christmas trees, excitement in the stores, pretty decorations, blow up snowmen and reindeer...and of course a trip to see Santa!
While I really wanted to have more crafts prepared for the days leading up to Christmas, it is also a very busy time of year.
This sensory bin was easy and quick... and we have been playing with it daily for a week. The objects I used in my bin should not be used without careful supervision as they can be dangerous for young children. I picked up some bows from the dollar store, a string of gold beads, a santa hat, decorative snow and scented pinecones. I carefully examined the pinecones before giving them to Parker and removed any sharp thorns. Later this week he decided that the pinecones are food for the barnyard animals at the stable. The Santa hat and the bows were obviously his favorite and has been destroying any hope I had of recycling the bows for wrapping presents.
You could make your own Christmas or holiday bin with so many different objects- jingle bells, cotton balls, wrapping paper, tissue paper, garland, a snow globe, burlap, cookie cutters, and more! Happy Holidays!
Happy Baby=Happy Mama!
Holly Flanders- I am an educational professional with a career that has been focused on infants - 3year old curriculum development as well as the quality vetting and training of childcare professionals. I am a new mommy on a mission to 'practice what I have preached' with my baby boy while helping new mammas and childcare professionals come up with easy and fun activities to help the babies they love learn and grow!