We are part of an exciting series called 40 Sensory Bin Fillers, initiated by Little Bins for Little Hands.
Today is our turn, and we are featuring YARN as a sensory bin filler!
Sensory bins are just that: a container, any size from a shoe box to a paddling pool, filled with some sort if filler(we are showing you 40 different ones in this series), children exploring and learning with their senses in an open-ended way.
Here we are preparing the bin. My daughter, 3years and 8 months, loves cutting, so she helped cut different lenghts strands.
My son,14 months, was just interested in these funny looking balls(he loves all kinds of balls)!
This was him playing, exploring and learning with the yarn. See how he touches it with his hands, feels it against his face, climbing into the bin, involving his whole little body in this exploring process!
When sis played we added some white shapes, for contrast in colour and texture.
We looked for short and long strands, made shapes, wrapped the yarn around the circles with the grooves, threaded the triangles etc. Talking while we played about the textures, shape names, colours etc. I left the bin out for a few days, so she can explore on her own as well.
Here are some ideas to play and learn with yarn:
There are many more ways to play, but let your kids have a go at a yarn bin and see what they come up with.
If you have a yarn post, be sure to link it up below!