Liza has been crazy into all the different sea animals ever since her music teacher started a unit about the ocean. Since she is so interested in them, I knew I had to buy her some little sea creatures (thanks to the 40% off coupon at Michael's Crafts) and make a new sensory bin.
The day we bought the animals was one an absolutely gorgeous sunny day so I knew playing outside in the water table would be more appropriate than playing inside.
And my girl has not stopped playing with them for a week. "Mom, where are my animal oceans?" or "Mommy, ocean animals in my water table? Please?" Yes, she sometimes says, "animals oceans." How cute is that?
Today I decided it was time to get back to my plan and actually make her a new sensory bin because I had some cleaning to do inside.
Here is what I came up with.
I put the bin on our porch since it is a little cooler out there than it is inside. I just stuck in some sand, a few ocean animals, and a tiny bit of sand from her sandbox. I also added a net, magnifying glass, and some wooden boxes. Oh, and a little cupcake pan in case she decided to sort out the sea shells (I might have encouraged that a little bit).
I cannot seem to get rid of those darn plastic Easter eggs. They show up everywhere!
"Look mom, a daddy, baby, and mamma!"
Scooping, pouring, and transfering.
Listening for the ocean, just like she does in music class. I love watching her make all these connections!
For real, you will be seeing a lot more of these pigtails! SO CUTE!
Hope you enjoyed today's little post! Have you done anything fun with your kiddos? I'd love to hear about it! Inspire me with your ideas!!