Beach Sensory Bin
Many of you know I have a son who has an Autism Spectrum Disorder and a Sensory Processing Disorder. When he was very, very young, we started intervention therapies to help him overcome the challenges ahead of him. Now, he is a teenager, and the therapies have done WONDERS for him! He amazes me each and every day, as he takes on challenges without fear, and conquers them. This Beach Sensory Bin Project is fun for children of many ages and abilities, and I hope it inspires some fun creativity for your family 🙂 Enjoy!
Beach Sensory Bin
Blue Food Coloring (optional)
Large storage bin
Optional: toys, shovels, shells, etc.
Pour enough play sand into the bin to fill up half of the space.
Fill a pitcher with water and add a few drops of food coloring. Stir to blend the color into the water. Pour the blue water into the empty side of the bin.
Add beach toys, shovels and shells into the bin. Kids can enjoy digging in the sand for shells, scooping up the sand, and splashing in the water with their hands.
The bin in the picture used approximately 25 pounds of play sand. I purchased a 50 pound bag of play sand at Lowe’s in the garden section for around $3.
For this giveaway event, the prize will be a $25 Amazon Gift Card that you can use to purchase the Sensory Craft Book of your choice. There are many great books to choose from, to help you get ideas for fun and creative sensory crafts!
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