Isn't that green and sparkly and fun?! I especially love that each of the corners holds a pot of gold with a different type of gold. Here's a better look at what's inside.
I tend to have around the same amount of things in each bin, but this month there is not much variety, just different colors. But it all looks so nice put together.
*dried green split peas- base used for dumping, pouring and transferring (Walmart)
* gold coins (Party City) and green shamrock coins (Michaels)- counting, sorting
* gold and green sparkly pom poms- counting and sorting (Michaels)
* pots- counting, scooping, dumping, pouring, transferring (Dollar Zone)
* gold and green necklaces- counting, sorting, pretend play (Dollar Zone)
* gold and green flat marbles- counting, sorting (Michaels)
* shamrock table scatter- counting, scooping, dumping, pouring (Michaels)
* sparkly leprechaun hats- scooping, dumping, pouring (Michaels)
* green tongs- fine motor skills (Amazon 12 pack)
* green toddler spoon- spooning, scooping, mixing
* plastic shamrock shot glasses- scooping, dumping, pouring, stacking, transferring (Dollar Zone)
* leprechaun finger puppets- pretend play (homemade, see more below)
* yogurt cup leprechaun hat- scooping, dumping, pouring (homemade, see more below)
Here are closer views of the items I made for the sensory bin, and links to where I got the ideas.
I got the templates for the finger puppets from Projects for Preschoolers. I chose to add a yellow foam buckle and came up with the idea for making the girl myself. I used yarn for the hair and thread for the hair bows. Boogie will not be happy if there is a "Dada" leprechaun and no "Mama" to keep him company :)
The Craft Blog at Canadian Living had an idea to make Glad containers into Leprechaun hats. I made mine out of a Chobani cup because I use them for everything!
I am re-using the base from our Christmas bin. The gold coins are from our Hanukkah tot trays. The pots are cauldrons re-used from our Halloween bin.
This bin appeals to Boogie's sense of sight, touch, and sound.
There are a variety of textures to explore through his sense of touch- lots of plastic, a food item (peas), soft things (pom poms, finger puppets), glass (marbles), and metal (necklaces and coins).
You can see Boogie's other sensory bins on my sensory bin page.
Linking up to these great parties!