Winter Sensory Bin : I-Spy Sensory Game
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An easy pretend snow winter sensory bin that can be quickly turned into an I-Spy game tub with all the winter elements.
We used the same sparkly sensory material as base and I added some fun knick-knacks to the bin while slightly covering a few and full-on burying a few. I used the following items in the sensory bin. I have tried to link near similar products but you can use whatever you have on hand for this sensory bin I-Spy game.
This activity contains small, loose parts.
- Clear Gems
- Acrylic Gemstones
- Pom Poms
- Glitter Pom Poms
- Mini Pom Poms
- Jingle Bells
- Pirate Gems
- Winter themed stickers
I wrote down the items I’m adding to the winter sensory bin on individual index cards. This was an on-the spot activity there wasn’t much planning since the kids were too eager to hunt for the stuff. You could do the following simply things to incorporate some learning ( if you are inclined to, or else this can be for pure fun)
- Writing the items being added in the same color ( eg. simply writing red pom poms with a red marker with a small doodle of a pom pom) gives your younger player a chance to play this game independently since the clues are visual.
- Adding the items in a proper increasing order ( eg: 1 jingle bell, 2 buttons, 3 pom poms etc) gives everyone a chance to practice counting, number recognition and one-to-one correspondence.
Since my 3 year old was also playing I just slightly covered a few items so that she will be encouraged to try and complete the game.
More challenging ones like looking for 10 white gems in a pure while sensory bin was very exciting for my 5 year old. This sensory bin I-Spy game taught them multiple things – obviously math, alertness, fine motor skills, being quick and many more unknown us haha!
After they found their treasure they would match them on the respective index cards as a big sign of victory!
Here is the completed sensory I-Spy game.
So, what do you think? Will your children enjoy playing this hunting game in a winter bin? If your kids would rather move around and find stuff, here is an idea for a backyard color hunt with sticky paper. Be sure to check out this game by clicking on the image.
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