For a fun way to explore both our rainbow unit and upcoming Earth Day celebration, we decided to make a technicolor sensory bin out of some recycled art projects and bits of scrap paper. We added the scraps to a bin of water for a splashing good time!
This activity was a HUGE hit - the most fun they have had with a sensory box in a long time! The kids had fun grabbing hand fulls of soggy paper, ripping it, squeezing it, shredding it to pieces.
When they began to loose interest after a while, I added some kitchen tools (tongs, a turkey baster, a rubber spatula, and a whisk along with some plastic containers which sparked many more fantastic ideas.
They got so carried away that they drenched my kitchen floor. Luckily I was prepared with dry clothes and a pile of towels nearby!
A word of warning : The colored paper bleeds into the water making a rather powerful dye. Fortunately I was able to pop all of our wet clothes and rags right into the wash so nothing was ruined but if you try this at home I would suggest stripping your kids down or putting them in old clothes for this activity.
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