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Our colorful Spring sensory bin contains rainbow rabbits, plastic eggs, colorful pompoms, and an ice cube tray, and one of our favorite sensory bin fillers. (More details on that in a minute.) Right away, our preschool daughter took to color matching in the ice cube tray.
Shake, shake, shaking the egg to hear the sound that the pasta made inside! "Would it sound different with the pompoms in it?"
We played a "Feed the Bunny" game by filling up the tray with the pompoms that matched the rabbits. Once she finished this task, she counted and compared the amount of pompoms for each color discussing the words most, least, more, and less.
We made and continued patterns with the colored bunnies. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you how we made this colorful sensory bin filler! We dyed acini di pepe pasta in rainbow colors.
This was four or five boxes of pasta to fill our large bin but I always wait for the pasta to go on sale and I generally keep any dry sensory bin fillers that we create to reuse for years and years! You can read more about how we dye this pasta here.
It's taste safe in case our toddler decides to put a piece or two in his mouth. Everyone can safely play with this rainbow sensory bin!
We bring you this post about cooked and uncooked sensory bins as a part of Little Bins for Little Hands' 40 Days of Sensory Bin Fillers.
Other sensory bin we've created with pasta:
Cooked Pasta Toddler Play
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