December Sensory Bin for 2+ year old

Today we have a guest post by¬†Rhiannon Moore. She is a full time nanny from Iowa who has an amazing Instagram account. When I saw pictures of the activities she posts on her Instagram, I thought I’ll ask her to write the very first article for this blog and I am thrilled that she agreed! Here is her take on a sensory bin idea for 2+ year old kids in the cold months of December. Enjoy ***************************************************************************************** It is getting cold outside and the holidays are just around the corner. Everywhere people are putting up trees and hanging up lights. This is one of my favorite times of the year for preschool and toddler activities because there is so much you can work with.                                 Putting together your December sensory bin The first thing you are going to need is a bin! It does not matter what size, as long as you can fit your hands in it. I used a larger bin because I wanted all three children to be able to play together. Before starting the activity I cut up some fake garland. This can be a little pokey so do not let your toddler play with these all by themselves! Always supervise sensory play. I put the garland, some old Christmas bows and jingle bells in separate bowls. I put our clear plastic bin on the kitchen floor so Miss 2-year-old could help dump in our items. Just like any toddler she is interested in helping and being more independent by...