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Construction Sensory Bin

Construction Sensory Bin

I set up a bin similar to this last year for preschool but The Dragons were just as excited to get into the bin.  For the first time I had the bin as a reward.  It worked as great motivation for The Dragons.

This is the first year we have really had to be on a set schedule.  With extra kids over and a time limit before I have to get Doll Dragon from school we don't have all day to complete things.

The Dragons looked at the bin then I put it up and told them if we could get our other activities completed then they could play in the bin.  I was able to remind them of this during rough times and it really helped rein in the focus.

And at the end of the day they had time to play in the bin! 

I kept the rule of getting things done before getting in the bin for the remainder of the week and Little Dragon was able to play in the bin each day! 

To make this bin
  • I used cake mix as the dirt base
  • rocks
  • bolts, nuts, and washers
  • construction trucks
These materials are an easy clean up and can save for use after use. :)



















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