Spring may have “officially” started a month ago but it’s not quite spring here in Wisconsin! There may be a snow storm coming this weekend, but we didn’t let that slow us down this week as we learned all about plants, flower, rain and more with our spring themed baby bins.
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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:
Spring Theme Read Aloud:
This week’s spring story is from one of my favorite authors Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. The staggered rainbow pages add just enough novelty to hold her interest and make turning the pages fun.
Planting Sensory Bin:
Flower Color Matching:
In this bin: water, colored pom poms, flower shaped silicone cupcake cups, flower cake pop mold, tongs
Aubrey used the fine motor tools in this bin to scoop up the pom poms, squeeze the water out, then sort them into the cupcake cups. She also experimented with getting the cupcake cups to float in the water bin.
Our craft this week was another stained glass craft. First I cut out 2 black flower and circle outlines from black construction paper. Then I stuck one flower and circle on contact paper and Aubrey filled in with tissue paper squares. When she finished I glued the second flower and circle on top. Then we sealed it with another sheet of contact paper and displayed in a sunny window 🙂
Rainy Day Sensory Bin:
Did you know foam shapes stick to windows when wet? Amazing right? So besides just exploring this rain theme bin, I encouraged Aubrey to stick the shapes to the window as well.
Flower Ice Play Bin:
In this sensory bin: frozen flower ice shapes in various colors, fine motor tools, cold water, cups
Aubrey used the fine motor tools in this bin to scoop up the ice, sort, dump and explore while the ice slowly melted
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