Friday, January 6, 2012

Winter Sensory Tub

The seasons provides an excellent theme for a sensory tub, and since we finally had our first snow it's perfect timing for a winter sensory tub!

Winter Sensory Tub

Even though sensory tubs really aren't "Charlotte Mason" in style, I still like them, because they provide so many interesting sensory activities for toddlers with all of the colors, textures and even sounds the items make during the pouring and scooping, as well as providing fine motor practice.  I also find it interesting to see where their imaginations take them when big brother gets involved.

So here's what I included this time.

--clear flat marbles to represent ice
--winter colored pompoms and pipe cleaners
--package of white pony beads
--white silicone cupcake liners
--2 sets of clear tongs
--white and blue "party stirrers"
--white coffee scoop
--clear bowls with polar bears
--several snowflakes, stars and other random things that looked like winter

Elliott wanted to use the stirring sticks as chopsticks.
winter sensory tub

Emory started out by scooping and pouring.

 They quickly moved on to baking blueberry dishes!

They compared the different snowflakes too, and Emory proclaimed the pipe cleaners to be snakes!

I like to see what they come up with first, but if I were to get involved, I might suggest beading the pony beads onto the pipe cleaners, or sorting the pompoms by color or size, or patterning them.

Linked up with TGIFFun Stuff Fridays, What's on the Tray Wednesday, Sensory Tub Ideas, Play Academy, Sharing Saturday, Show and Share SaturdaySunday Showcase


  1. I love it! Great winter sensory tub! I too like to see what my boys do first before I get involved. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sensory tubs are fantastic. What a great box you made! This is fabulous!!! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?

  3. Love your sensory bin! So much cool stuff for little hands to play with.

    I still don't know what to do for Liam cause I don't really have a lot of wintery things on hand. Think I might just put the packing peanuts in a big box with a scoop and some tubs and call it good. Christmas wore me out. :)

  4. Brittney, this is the prettiest sensory bin I have ever seen! So sparkly and fun! I pinned it for inspiration. I am so slow at putting Boogie's together this month. I would love for you to come share this at my new linky party!

  5. Another fun Sensory bin. These are great. Toddlers love them.

  6. Jenny, I think the packing peanuts with a few small dump trucks would be fun!!

    Sierra, thank you! I'll head over to your blog soon! :)

  7. Looks like so much fun!

    Thanks for your comment at Reading Confetti!

  8. What a cute sensory bin! We used fusion beads for our fall one & it was a HUGE hit at our house! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great weekend,
    Beth =-)

  9. Your tub turned out very pretty - we usually end up 'baking' with ours too!

  10. I love your sensory tub. Seen a lot of Winter ones out there and I wanna make one too! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. You should link up to my Thinky Linky Thursday!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

  11. What a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  12. Ahh, I can't believe I wasn't already a follower of yours, Brittney! I am now. I think I got confused between my google reader and followings which for some reason weren't linking. Technology! Anyway, thank you for linking up to WOTT. I have our bin and trays done and photographed but haven't had time to post yet. I still think yours is the prettiest :)