For Saint Patrick's Day I decided to get creative and when I say "creative", I mean I totally copied off of another more originally creative blogging Mamma and her St. Patty's Day sensory bin idea.
In Vada's rainbow rice I buried "gold" coins and necklaces for her to find and then put into the shamrock. As she placed the coins into the shamrock I counted out loud for her.
In the end, I put her into the bin with the rice. She was a little taken back from the way the rice felt and the fact that it was there regardless of where she moved.
I made this rice quite some time ago and we've brought it out to play in several times for the girls and even their friends to play in but it has been awhile since Vada's last time and I think that she had forgotten the way it felt
After we did our mini celebration of St. Patrick's Day I got out another one of our sensory bins to play in .
So far, this is Vada's favorite bin.
We spent most of our time in this bin just playing. Every now and then I would take her hand and together we would scoop up the beans the correct way, so that she could feel in her wrists and hands the proper position for scooping. Otherwise we just had fun.