Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Sensory Tub

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
--candy ornament
--2 plastic candy canes
--red and green pom poms
--Christmas turtle
--coffee scoops
--snowman tin
--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. 


  1. I really like this sensory tub. I really like your blog and am one of your newest followers. I also gave you an award.

  2. What a beautiful sensory bin - looks like we have kids at the similar ages and stages =) I am your newest follower!
    Amanda @ http://theeducatorsspinonit.blogspot.com/

  3. Super cute sensory bin!! LOVE it! I need to get around to putting mine out... I started it months ago (thinking ahead), but it is still not ready... thanks for the inspiration!! If you want to link this up to the Sensory Bin linky that is open all year too, I'd love that =-)
    Beth (TGIF)

  4. Cute!!! I like your blog - one your newest followers.

    ~Bekah @http://sonshinetotschool.blogspot.com

  5. Hi. I am visiting from TGIF Linky party. I love your sensory tub. I really need to make one for my boys. I really like that yours is simple. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Just stopping by from the TGIF Linky party. Your sensory tub is filled with great little treasures! I love the idea of using colored rice! I just set up a Christmas sensory tub for my tot and preschooler too....http://crisscrossapplesaucelearning.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-sensory-tub.html

    I'm your newest follower on GFC!


  7. GREAT ideas!!! Love them! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-2.html