We created a sensory bin for winter that was so perfect that I wished I could walk right in…and my toddler totally agreed. We played with this for at least an hour (which was super great for allowing me to get some work done at my nine to five) and clean-up wasn’t bad at all! Check out the plans for our winter sensory bin below:
I started off by making some fake snow for G to play with. The recipe was super simple – just 1/2 cup of conditioner to 2 cups baking soda. I eyeballed mine, making sure that the consistency was a little crumbly but would still stick together.
Then I added a tree accessory from my Boon Bottle Drying Rack, a fun slide for the arctic penguin to go down, and a marshmallow snowman.
Next, I cut off the bottom of a milk carton and filled it with ice cubes to make an icy pond. This was a wonderful new texture and temperature for G to play with!
I found some great snowflake toothpicks in the party section and stuck them around in the snow to add a little winter glimmer and then topped it all off with an angel and the word W-I-N-T-E-R.
Winter is my least favorite season but I’d have no problem doing this activity time and time again! It was kind of magical…wait, am I getting enough sleep!? Haha! No, but seriously, it’s adorable.
I’d love to see what you did with your winter bin – email firstname.lastname@example.org with your photos or leave a comment below to tell us about it! Then, be sure to check out our other seasonal sensory bins on pinterest!