Now that Fall has moved in, and the sandbox is no longer an option... we have moved sensory play indoors.
In Kenya we had a large bowl filled with different dried beans/peas that Z played with. She loved it, but it was somewhat frowned upon by our Kenyan friends and visitors. Why on earth would we allow her to play with good food!? We got tsked several times and a couple head shakes for good measure. They thought we were nuts.
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$25 got us a fairly big bin, and a large bag of dried split peas. Add some animals, cars, toys, spoons, bowls, funnels etc... and you have a bin of FUN!
Our bin is just about fun this month. Her favorite game is to bury all the animals and then find them again. She can spend a full hour playing in this bin!
This is what a sensory bin looks like after a certain 3 year old decided to try and sit inside the bin.