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!
During our transportation theme, I found some mini construction vehicles and recalled our alphabet construction sensory bin that we had awhile back.
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 teacher in me also loves that this is a playful way to strengthen fine motor skills!
The Easiest Construction Sensory Bin Using Kinetic Sand
What we used:
Loose parts, such as rocks and wine corks
Watch the kids in action with this construction sensory bin:
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!
This activity was part of our transportation theme. Come see how our classroom was set up!
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