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Shark Sensory Bin

This post goes with our Sh sound unit

Little Dragon loves sharks. He hasn't always, it is kind of a new phase. 

We started our Sh sound unit before I went on a weekend trip to visit my sister. While I was away I found this awesome toy shark and knew Little Dragon would love it. 

Of course when he opened it up he was thrilled and asked to play with it in a sensory bin right away!

I am sure I could have made a more detailed sensory bin for sharks but he was anxious to get the shark in the water. 

I grabbed the bin and Little Dragon grabbed his killer whale, dolphin, and pirate ship
We filled the bin up with water together then it was ready

Little Dragon put all of his toys in the bin and started attacking with his shark! 

We played together for awhile his shark chasing the dolphin and eating him up. 

Then little Dragon played and played in the bin until it was time for lunch. 

Since out first bin little dragon has added  more marine animals such as a baby shark, a smaller scale hump back whale, penguin, sting rays (which are part of the shark family he says as he picks them out) and seals ( what sharks really like to eat mommy) 

He has played in the bin every day for weeks. If it is not the bin it is the bath tub. He asks to take a bath just to play with his shark. Because the bath gives the shark a bigger ocean. 

This boy is too funny! 

I am sure he will still ask for the bin even after the unit is over. 

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