We love sensory bins because they are like magic! Even the simplest filler would keep my LOs occupied for a long time.. Dry Pasta Sensory Bin is one such & is great for imaginative play, color & shape recognition while developing fine motor skills.
What we used
- Colored Pasta (different colors & shapes)
- Measuring cups
- Plastic Easter eggs
- Muffin Pan
- Fill 1/3 of the bin with colored pasta . I also added some plain pasta because there wasn’t enough colored ones left over to fill our bin.
- You could use just one variety of pasta, uncoloured ones straight from the box to keep it more simple.
- Add in all the extras and let your kids explore. Use a sheet to catch spills for easy clean up.
Miss A (3yrs) & Miss D (2yrs) had a good time playing with it. They love their play kitchen and enjoy cooking pretend food. This sensory bin for perfect for them. They took out their play dishes and started cooking yummy meals for mommy.. I must say they all tasted soo good! 😀 I was expecting them to do some color sorting using the easter eggs – fill up the eggs with matching color pasta. But they were not really interested in it. They wanted to use the eggs to make mommys french toast. Miss A also made yummy cupcakes by filling the muffin pans with pasta and baking them.. Also some coffee & soup along with a pasta dish 😀 Miss D liked to touch and feel different pasta shapes and she also did some shape & color sorting with the muffin pan & tongs – picked just the rigatoni from the bin and sorted them by colors 👏, after which she joined her sis in the play kitchen.. This simple activity took less than 2 mins to set up and kept them engaged for about an hour. 👍