I put together this winter sensory bin with lots of different wintery textures to touch and explore. I used rice, dried northern beans, cotton balls, glass globs, acorns and pine cones.
I set a bin with scoops and a bunch of containers with lids next to the sensory bin. I wanted to give the boys a chance to get a little more fine motor and hand strengthening by opening the containers and adding different items to make shakers.
This activity is good for exploring senses- touch, sight and sound. We experimented with putting different items in the different containers to see what sound they made.
Opening and closing the containers is also good for hand strengthening. I had a few containers with twist off lids- Gatorade bottle and plastic freezer jars, and a few with snap on lids Pringle container, sour cream container.