Insect Sensory Bin

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Insect Sensory Bin for Kids. Great fun for a preschool bug theme unit!

Oh, how my girls love sensory bins!  And, oh, how I love how long they keep my girls occupied!  This insect sensory bin for our Bugs, Bees, And Butterflies Preschool Theme Week has been lots of fun, and the girls have requested to play with it several times.  I pulled several components from other bins, as well as a few extra goodies.

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Materials For An Insect Sensory Bin


In addition to the base of black beans, it includes:
I also had our standard sensory bin tools nearby.

Insect Sensory Bin for Kids

I love watching the girls play to see what they'll come up with.

Insect Sensory Bin for Kids

Insect Sensory Bin for Kids

Maggie was trying SO hard to get these chopsticks to hold the marbles.  Her little fingers were working on their super fine motor skills.

Insect Sensory Bin for Kids

 Cupcake, anyone?

Insect Sensory Bin for Kids

The girls worked together to use the tweezers to fill up the bug box.  We talked about the different kinds of insects as they worked.

Insect Sensory Bin for Kids

Insect Sensory Bin for Kids

Insect Sensory Bin for Kids

Another fun game we played was to bury all the bugs in the beans and then search for them with the tongs, and then retrieve them.  The black bugs were especially tricky!

Insect Sensory Bin for Kids

So Maggie just had to dive in to find them!

Insect Sensory Bin for Kids

And the fun just went on and on and on!

For lots more ideas on insect activities that you can complete with your preschooler, visit the Cutting Tiny Bites Pinterest board below.


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