Happy December! It’s officially time to get working in our Christmas-themed sensory bins, and we’re so excited! There’s something about Christmas bins that make them extra fun! I hope these Christmas sensory bin activities make a great addition to your December school time!
Christmas Gem/”Ornament” Bin
There’s no need for extra activities with this bin. LG has had SO much fun just playing with the gems! While I was putting together all of our bins, I kept finding her at this bin. Each time she as doing something different – sorting the gems by color, building shapes, you name it! I LOVE that about simple bins. There are so many ways to use them!
Free Counting Cards
Of course we had to bust out our FREE counting cards with the gems! LG loves getting to practice each month with a different manipulative. And I love that I can make a reused resource new and fun each time we use it!
Christmas Tree Life Cycle Sensory Bin
Sensory bins and science? YES, please! Believe it or not, one of our favorite things to include with our sensory bin activities is a science lesson! For Christmastime, we love studying the life cycle of a Christmas tree. These matching mats are a perfect addition to your Christmas sensory bin!
Christmas Gifts Color Sort
Got some extra Christmas gift boxes? Fill ‘er up with your sensory bin filler and turn one into a sensory bin gift! For this activity, I tossed in some shredded Christmas filler and these cute little Christmas gifts I found at Hobby Lobby. They made the perfect manipulatives for a color sorting activity!
Christmas Sticker Sort
We LOVE getting these puffy stickers at Hobby Lobby whenever they go on sale! The packs are perfect for so many activities, like this sort!
Putting together this activity is super simple! Fold a sheet of paper into 4 parts. Place one of each sticker in the corners so your little one know which stickers to put in the sections. Then, watch them go! We LOVE using puffy stickers for fine motor skills practice because it takes a good amount of work to get the backs off of the stickers!
Puffy Sticker Names
Another fun activity to do with puffy stickers is name building! You can also find these Christmas-colored puffy alphabet stickers at Hobby Lobby! For name practice, I cut strips of paper and wrote names on them. Then, LG had to find the correct letters to match to the letters in the names!
Jingle Bell Patterns
Have you seen these adorable jingle bells at Hobby Lobby?! Holy moly! We’re LOVING them! They’re another great manipulative option for counting, color sorting, and building letters, numbers and shapes! For this activity, we used them to practice building patterns!
Nativity Sensory Bins
These bins are some of our favorites to pull out every December! We love to practice retelling the Christmas story with this matching mat, and LG loves putting together the puzzle!
One of my favorite way to use our sensory bins is with our Preschool Math and Literacy binder! There are so many ways to make this evergreen resource work all year long, and one of the best ways is by combining it with your seasonal sensory bins! When added to our gem bin, there are ENDLESS ways to practice.
Got littles? This bin is perfect for retelling the Christmas story and allowing your little ones to explore the different people involved! LG loves this little set!
Nativity Themed Pre-Writing Strips
If your little ones could use some extra pre-writing practice, don’t forget to grab these cuties from my Free Resource Library! When laminated, these strips can be use with dry erase markers for handwriting practice. Or use PlayDoh and small manipulatives to practice building the lines!
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I hope you and your kiddos enjoy these Christmas sensory bin activities with your littles! I’d love to hear which ones you use! In the meantime, I’d love to chat and get to know you better! Come hang out with us in some of our favorite places!