It’s time!! I love getting to switch out our sensory bins with new goodies for a new month or holiday! Valentine’s Day just might bring my favorite bins, and I’m super excited to share some of them with y’all today! For this month I’m using 2 larger bins (6qt and 12.7qt containers) and 3 pencils boxes!
Our first pencil box sensory bin is filled with our favorite shiny black beans, Valentine’s Day table scatter from Hobby Lobby (last year) and these alphabet stickers (also from Hobby Lobby). For this ABC matching activity, I picked out the red and pink letters from the alphabet pack and wrote the matching letters on a sheet of paper. Super easy, and so much fun!
Our second pencil box sensory bin is filled with the same table scatter from Hobby Lobby (not pictured here) and my Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin matching mats and puzzles. This set includes 3 matching mats and 3 puzzles.
The last pencil box sensory bin is a “just for fun” bin! I used 2 small containers of white kinetic sand that I found at Target, as well as the same table scatter from the preview bins. LG absolutely LOVES playing with this kinetic sand, and I may or may not join in myself!
Our first large sensory bin (6qt container) is filled with cotton balls, Target mini erasers from last February, and the leftover table scatter. LG loves to use scoopers and especially loves to play with the tiny unicorns!
Our final large bin for the month (12.7qt container) is filled with shredded red and white paper (bought at Hobby Lobby with the gift packing materials) and these fun Valentine hearts “puffy” stickers! To turn this bin into a color sorting bin, I stuck one color to each corner of this sheet of paper. Now LG can open up her bin and get right to work sorting the hearts!
I hope this post gives you some fun and simple ideas for incorporating sensory bins with your little ones! To see more about how we use these, be sure to follow me on Instagram!