It is Spring! I am beyond thrilled that a new season is upon us. Although we are not thawing out from a harsh winter (we live in Florida) we still very much enjoy the changing of the seasons. We have been swimming in the pool for almost 2 weeks, well I should say ‘they’ as the water is still too chilly for me!
The Blue Angels flying overhead was a very loud signal that spring had arrived.
After we watched in awe as the Blue Angels practiced over our home for the upcoming show I knew that it was time to work on a Spring themed sensory bins.
We all enjoy playing in our sensory bins and I try to set up at least one a week but it seems to be a goal that I never quite accomplish. Learning through sensory play has so many advantages. We learn best when all of our senses are stimulated.
Danielle Steinberg makes this easy to understand:
Children (and adults) learn best and retain the most information when they engage their senses. Many of our favorite memories are associated with one or more of our senses: for instance, the smell of a summer night campfire or a song you memorized the lyrics to with a childhood friend. Now, when your nostrils and eardrums are stimulated with those familiar smells and sounds respectively, your brain triggers a flashback memory to those special times. – Danielle Steinberg via PBS
I understand the benefits of sensory play and my children understand tha they love sensory play so I was off to the wonderful ‘interweb’ for a bit of inspiration.
Here are a few of the amazing Spring inspired sensory activities that I cannot wait to try:
This spring sensory bin from My Small Potatoes is one of my favorites and I really love that I already have everything to make it!
We love to garden so this spring garden tub from No Time For Flash Cards will certainly be a huge hit, I will have to play in it too!
This rainbow art with shaving foam from Nurture Store will be Audrey’s favorite for sure. She love anything shaving cream!
Our lady bug lover Ava will flip for this Ladybug life cycle sensory bin from Natural Beach Living.
Another fun garden sensory pin from Modern Parents Messy Kids. We are starting a vegetable garden so I know that this will be a hit with all three kids!
So those are a few of the amazing and fun sensory activities that I found while cruising the internet. I cannot wait to try them in our home. I want to give a big THANK YOU to all of the amazing people who came up with these fun learning sensory activities, I will be sharing the fun that we have in our home with your ideas.
Do you have a fun spring inspired sensory activity that you would like to share? I would love it if you left it in the comments!
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