Today’s prompt for 31 Days Sensory Play Challenge was to include recycled materials! Excellent for us because we really love to play with stuff from recycle bin!
Our love for playing with stuff from recycle bin is one of the reason we will hold a new challenge in March and April 2015 – 60 Days Junk Play Challenge! Would you like to join the fun? Get the info here and subscribe to get mail updates on time!
Now on to a fun and cheap sensory bin we created – chicken sensory bin!
For a sensory bin setup, we used
- shredded paper (brought back from office, recycled)
- bottle caps from milk bottles
- plastic capsules from kinder egg surprise chocolate
- And we added some barley we had on hand for chicken food.
I have placed barley inside plastic capsules and placed each in a reversed bottle caps. Shredded paper pretended to be hay. And on a side, I have placed 2 large egg cartons.
First thing kids did when I called them for a play was to shake eggs and make sounds with them. (They came back to this at the end too – rolling capsules on the floor in between them like they would do with a ball!) Next was to open all capsules (eggs) and dump barley in bottle caps. As they did this, they placed empty eggs on an egg carton.
For some time, they pretended they are feeding their chickens with barley and at some point, “hay” and barley were all mixed and kids played with paper shreds. Some of them even ended in a kitchen waiting to be cooked!
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In January, we are participating in 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge with the different daily sensory prompt. You can read more about this challenge over at Adventures of Adam.
Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.