Yellow Sensory Bin

 

This is a quick and simple sensory activity that introduced N to the color yellow: a completely yellow sensory bin.

It was really simple to put together, as I simply grabbed everything from our toy boxes and beyond that was yellow. I honestly didn’t think we had that much that was baby safe, but then I found more and more stuff. I used a yellow bowl from the kitchen to hold all the yellow  items – a sensory bin doesn’t have to be huge at all!

 

Simple yellow sensory bin with items you have around the house as an introduction to colors for babies and toddlers!

(N was 11 months old.
E was 4 years and 7 months old.)

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Materials for Yellow Sensory Bin

  • Yellow bowl(s).
  • Yellow LEGO Duplo bricks.
  • Yellow wooden bricks.
  • Yellow rubber ducks.
  • Yellow artificial flowers.
  • Yellow pipe cleaners.
  • Yellow plastic Easter eggs.
  • Whatever you have on hand that’s yellow. I even put in a yellow felt hand from a long forgotten activity 😉

 

Simple yellow sensory bin with items you have around the house as an introduction to colors for babies and toddlers!

 

N dug right in.

 

Simple yellow sensory bin with items you have around the house as an introduction to colors for babies and toddlers!

 

He checked out everything carefully, but particularly enjoyed studying the rubber ducks.

 

Simple yellow sensory bin with items you have around the house as an introduction to colors for babies and toddlers!

 

He added to the sensory element by repeatedly kicking the bowl with his feet, almost but not quite kicking it over several times.

 

Simple yellow sensory bin with items you have around the house as an introduction to colors for babies and toddlers!

 

It was the first time he had a chance to play with pipe cleaners, and he was intrigued.

 

Simple yellow sensory bin with items you have around the house as an introduction to colors for babies and toddlers!

 

He (unfortunately) likes to put things around his neck, and he found out that he can almost do it with a pipe cleaner. Thankfully, they were short enough for me to allow him to experiment without having to worry about the possibility of strangulation.

 

Simple yellow sensory bin with items you have around the house as an introduction to colors for babies and toddlers!

 

When N was done with the sensory bin, I left it out to see if he wanted to come back to it later.

When E came home from preschool, she saw the bowl and made sure to explore all the items herself. Her interest caused N to come back to it, too.

 

Simple yellow sensory bin with items you have around the house as an introduction to colors for babies and toddlers!

 

E found the felt hand and asked me what it was. I told her that I had copied her handprint to felt and cut it out more than two years ago. She thought that was hilarious and tried to match it to her hand. It didn’t quite fit anymore 😉

 

Simple yellow sensory bin with items you have around the house as an introduction to colors for babies and toddlers!

 

She also took the opportunity to talk to N about the color yellow and about the items in the bowl. I love how they interact during our activities!

 

Simple yellow sensory bin with items you have around the house as an introduction to colors for babies and toddlers!

 

For another yellow sensory bin full of completely different items than this one {I think the pipe cleaners are the only items they have, too 😉 }, check out Yellow Sensory Bin from Learn Play Imagine!

 

Have you tried making a color coordinated sensory bin? What did you put in it? Leave a comment below!

 

 

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