We have been loving playing with different preschool sensory bins in our homeschool. My 4-year old particularly loves them and she spends lots of time playing with them. I really believe that these kids of sensory activities are good for kids.
They get to pretend play, to build and do and undo as well as explore different kinds of textures. In this post, we will share some heart activities for kids that we love, especially, this lovely sensory bin that is perfect for Valentine’s Day or for anytime.
Valentine’s Day for Kids
there are many hands-on heart activities for kids, which we will be sharing with you at the end of this post. But right now, we want to share with you this sensory bin idea with you. It is simple, but super sweet. Let me show you some of the materials we used, but you can get creative and add or substitute with some of your own.
Sensory Bin Ideas
We threw in all of the materials you see above and some red glass beads into a tub. I just let my daughter play with it for as long as she wanted to (which was for a really long time). She loved the glitter hearts and the little ladybugs.
She had fun making up stories about the ladybugs and how each heart was a ladybug house and different shops. They’d visit each other and have parties.
Then she moved on to wanting to bury all of the red glass beads and then try to find them all. She practiced her counting, her colors, her spelling and fine motor skills. It was fantastic to just sit back and watch. I am telling you: these sensory bins for preschoolers are so easy to make and to help practice so many skills while they play.
Heart Sensory Bin Resources
Here are some more items that you can add to your bins:
Valentine’s Day Books for Kids
And if you are making this awesome hearts sensory bin for your kids for Valentine’s Day, then it would be cool for you to read or gift them some Valentine’s Day books!
Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is CoolLittle Critter: Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter!The Valentine BearsRoses Are Pink, Your Feet Really StinkThe Biggest Valentine EverThe Night Before Valentine’s Day
Thank you for checking out our Heart Activities for Kids – Lovely Sensory Bin post!
You might love these other heart printables and activities:
Sensory Bins eBook
Sensory bins are a simple and inexpensive learning tool that can benefit all children. Whether you are interested in incorporating sensory bins into your home, classroom, preschool, Day Care, or homeschool, this guide will provide you the necessary knowledge and ideas to get started.
The Sensory Bins ebook includes idea lists, storage and money saving tips, information on using sensory bins with Sensory Processing Disorder, and helpful recipes.