Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Year's Countdown Sensory Bin

We had a very fun and busy Christmas.  Now I've busy trying to make room for all our new presents and hitting up the after Christmas sales. I was trying to think of a sensory bin to make for New Year's and thought I could incorporate some number puzzles to represent the New Year's countdown. Today I made this New Year's count down bin that has been a big hit with the boys.

 I put the numbers from 2 number puzzles in the bottom of a bin. The puzzles above is from the Dollar Tree and below is from Michael's.

 Then I cut up some Holographic icicles I picked up on clearance at the Dollar Tree.

 I also added some short pieces of curling ribbon and some slightly inflated balloons. Always supervise your child around balloons and promptly discard any popped balloons.

 Time to play I place the empty puzzles next to the bins and the boys dug through to find the pieces.

This is similar to our Alphabet dig.
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  1. Such a cute idea!! My daughter just got a number puzzle from Santa so I might have to try this out with whatever we have in the house:) Thanks!

  2. Very cute! I wasn't planning to do any "school" this week, but my son asked what kind of school work we were going to do for New Year's, so this would be perfect.

  3. How fun! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you will join us again this week!

  4. I'm back...just wanted to let you know I tried this and it was a hit!



  5. WHat a great idea! I have been trying to think of cool new years activities too! I love how you are taking advantage of the after Christmas Sales! We were at the mall last night and I scored a huge cornucopia (for myself, HA) at Pottery Barn for $20! LOVE the sales!! Thanks for sharing at Thrifty Thursday!

  6. Looks like so much fun! I think my little man would love it.

  7. PS Thanks for linking up both of your great posts on Thinky Linky Thursday!

  8. What a fun sensory bin for the New Year! Great idea!

  9. This is such a great idea! I love how it combines textures, numbers, puzzles, and bright New Year-sy colors! I'm going to share it on facebook--let me know if that's a problem and I'll take it down!

    Carla @ Whole Child Creative Curriculum

  10. This is an awesome idea! I may have to go put this together in just a minute too! I also love that you used your cake/cupcake holder as the bin, I have the exact same container and never thought to use as a sensory bin! LOVE it! I am visiting from TGIF! Awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Looks fun! I can remember loving tinsel when I was little.

  12. This. is. awesome!!! Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday! I hope to see you again next week!!


  13. Thank you for linking up to A Pinteresting Party! You were a featured post this week:

  14. SUPER cute Sensory bin!! What a fun idea to make one for New Year's!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF. Happy New Year,
    Beth =-)

  15. What a wonderful bin! I love the way you incorporated the puzzle into it. I pinned this post onto my New Year's Eve board.