G is for Garden Sensory Bin

 

A while ago, we did a Nature Exploration on the Mirror activity. It was a great way for N to get a different perspective on everyday items from our backyard.

Today’s Garden Sensory Bin is based on a similar idea, except this time, I put the natural items into a sensory bin and turned it into a water activity for extra sensory fun!

 

Alphabet Sensory Activities Series: G is for Garden Sensory Bin - exploring natural items from our backyard!

(N was 11 months old.)

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Materials for Garden Sensory Bin

 

I didn’t supply any tools this time and N didn’t need them.

 

Alphabet Sensory Activities Series: G is for Garden Sensory Bin - exploring natural items from our backyard!

 

This sensory bin was meant for N, but E wanted to have a look, too. She wasn’t particularly interested, though, and started playing elsewhere after a few minutes.

 

Alphabet Sensory Activities Series: G is for Garden Sensory Bin - exploring natural items from our backyard!

 

N was very interested in the grass and spent quite a bit of time inspecting it.

 

Alphabet Sensory Activities Series: G is for Garden Sensory Bin - exploring natural items from our backyard!

 

Then he moved on to the soil that was still attached to some of the roots.

 

Alphabet Sensory Activities Series: G is for Garden Sensory Bin - exploring natural items from our backyard!

 

He got moderately messy 🙂

 

Alphabet Sensory Activities Series: G is for Garden Sensory Bin - exploring natural items from our backyard!

 

Only after he’d pulled out most of the grass did he turn to the other items in the sensory bin.

 

Alphabet Sensory Activities Series: G is for Garden Sensory Bin - exploring natural items from our backyard!

 

I pulled out a pine cone for him and he liked to watch the water drip from it – so I did it a few more times 😉

 

Alphabet Sensory Activities Series: G is for Garden Sensory Bin - exploring natural items from our backyard!

 

Alphabet Sensory Activities Series: G is for Garden Sensory Bin - exploring natural items from our backyard!

 

You probably know that N LOVES to splash with water. With the garden sensory bin, he explored a lot of other things first, but then, it was time to SPLASH 🙂

 

Alphabet Sensory Activities Series: G is for Garden Sensory Bin - exploring natural items from our backyard!

 

N had so much fun with this simple sensory bin! We ended up with grass all over the area he was playing in, but it was easy to sweep it all up when he was done.

This post is part of the Alphabet Sensory Activities Series hosted by The Jenny Evolution and The Sensory Spectrum, representing the letter G. 25 amazing bloggers and I are working together to share a sensory experience based on a letter of the alphabet every day this month! Make sure to come back every day or catch up at the end of the month. Click on the image to go to the landing page for the series!

Alphabet Sensory Activities Series: G is for Garden Sensory Bin - exploring natural items from our backyard!

 

 

 

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