For our Christmas sensory tub, I wanted it to be something simple, but fun. Emory really enjoys the tubs so far, and he got sooo excited when he saw me preparing it!
--green rice ~ I colored it the same way as I did for Our Rice Tray
--gingerbread man, gingerbread woman, and gingerbread house
--2 plastic candy canes
--red and green pom poms
--peppermint twist candle
--Toy Story snowflakes
--green and silver "tree" (it fell off of a decorative piece)
--green tinsel twine
--small Christmas tree
Both boys played with it for a long time. Emory and I talked about the size of the pom poms, and he enjoyed scooping the rice and burying different pieces.
Elliott used the candy canes to write letters in the rice, but he particularly liked the gingerbread set, and there was a lot of imaginative play and acting out as he listened to the story of The Gingerbread Man on Librivox.
He also decided the tinsel twine was a "snake" and spent a lot of time draping them around me and Emory and using the tongs to remove them.
To check out other great sensory bins all year long, check out the Sensory Bin Link-Up at Living Life Intentionally.