Inside: It’s easy to make a construction sensory bin when using kinetic sand. Simply mix it with some loose parts and add construction vehicles, and it’s ready to go!
Kinetic sand in the sensory bin is amazing.
If you have not explored this stuff yet, you simply must.
It’s a sensory experience for kids (and grown ups) of all ages!
I used a similar idea, except did not add the letters and changed the vehicles. But it was loved just as much, if not more.
The Easiest Construction Sensory Bin Using Kinetic Sand
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Books to go with this activity:
You might notice little stars mixed in our sand.
That’s because our entire preschool shares materials, and we use them as much as we can.
I’m not exactly sure who had this sand last, or why they put stars in it, but we don’t get picky about these things.
I love that we can get as much use as we can out of our materials since we are on a budget!
As soon as our preschoolers arrived, they dove into this playful construction sensory bin.
They were intrigued by how the sand felt in their hands, and loved packing it into the beds of the trucks.
The preschoolers then created a challenge to see what size rocks would fit into the beds of the trucks as well.
I could hear them mimicking the sounds of trucks backing up, going “beep, beep, beep!”.
And they had to work on sharing space, making sure everyone had enough sand.
A super simple, super fun construction sensory bin that helps build fine motor skills while using the imagination!
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Toddler and Preschool Transportation Lesson Plans
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Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.
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