When we heard about the Pre-School Winter Fun blog hop hosted by Preschool Powol Packets I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to make a penguin sensory bin that has been on our to-do-list for ages. “Me…” by Emma Dodd(affiliate link) is a book I’ve read to Adam each night since he was a month old.
It is a firm favourite bed time story. The poetic storyline and beautiful illustrations keep Adam captivated. The book inspired our penguin sensory bin.
Around our white sensory bin I attached Penguin Duck Tape (affiliate link). Over night I placed small marshmallows in the freezer. This made the marshmallows cold to touch and they became slightly hard. We also made ice circles by pouring water in a meat balls plastic container and freezing it. Cotton wool balls were used to separate each of the different resource.
Instead of shaving foam we used Peppa Pig Foam Soap (affiliate link) which is meant to be mouldable. To create our sea I mixed blue food colouring in with the foam soap. As a finishing touch I cut up a small piece of tinsel.
I couldn’t find our small penguin toys so instead we used chocolate penguins purchased from PoundLand. Adam had great fun moving the penguins around the sensory bin – especially in the foam soap sea. He also explored the different textures created by each type of ‘snow’.
* Me…by Emma Dodd (affiliate link)
* White box
* Penguin Duck Tape (affiliate link)
* Cotton wool balls
* Tinsel and scissors
* Peppa Pig Foam Soap (affiliate link)
* Blue food colouring
* Chocolate penguins
Adam was 2 years and 7 months old.
Take a look at the other Pre-school winter fun crafts and activities as part of the winter time blog hop series:
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