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Alligator Sensory Bin

What is an alligator theme without a sensory bin? 

 My idea was to do a swamp sensory bin and I had to use what I had around the house for this one, no extra time to run to the store this week. 
I thought about using brownie mix but it always dissolves in the water not giving the kids much time to play in it. 

I went with oatmeal.  I would have liked to dye it brown but the kids didn't complain about the color. 

I had The Dragons add the water

I liked using oatmeal because it doesn't dissolve in the water and it smelt really good. :)  

The oatmeal absorbed some of the water making a great swamp texture. 

Even though the water wasn't brown the oatmeal did make it kind of murky.  

Perfect for alligator hiding

The kids kept asking how I snuck milk into the bin because of the color.  Silly kids! I never did tell them my secret.  I went with magic. 



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