This week we learned all about our Earth and ways that we can take care of it with our Earth Day themed baby bins. We had so much fun exploring sensory bins and creating crafts this week as we learned about our special planet.
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Here is a look at our second set of 6 seasonal themed baby bins:
Here are the details for each of our activities:
Earth Day Theme Read Aloud:
This week’s book was This is Our World by Emily Sollinger. Besides just being a great simple book about taking car of our Earth, this book also include a fun puzzle for little ones to complete.
Land and Water Sensory Bin:
To create our continents I traced each continent on a piece of craft foam, then cut each one out. **Remember water beads are NOT taste safe, so if your littles are likely to take a bite, try using tapioca pearls instead or making blue jello jigglers in ice cube trays
Earth Play Dough Mats:
In this sensory bin: play dough and laminated Earth outline
Earth Paint in a Bag:
For this baby safe painting activity, I printed an Earth outline and trimmed it to fit inside a ziplock bag. Next, I added a few drops of blue and green paint. Then, I sealed it up for some fun no mess and no stress painting. Aubrey used her fingers to smush the paint around and mix it together to cover the entire Earth.
Recycle Sort Sensory Bin:
In this bin: black beans, recyclable printables, trash and recycling labels, small bowls
Stained Glass Earth:
Our craft this week was another stained glass craft. First I cut out 2 circle outlines from black construction paper. Then I stuck one circle on contact paper and Aubrey filled it in with green and blue tissue paper squares. When she finished I glued the second circle on top. Then we sealed it with another sheet of contact paper and displayed in a sunny window 🙂
Then check out the rest of our 35+ themes on the Baby Bins Curriculum Main Page.
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