What a beautiful day! We’re not scared. Here’s our sensory bin inspired by (and copied from!) Delightful Learning.
I used oats for the bottom of the tub since that is what I had on hand. Long, wavy grass made of craft foam. Deep, cold river made of felt. Thick, oozy mud is brown paint in a snack-size ziploc bag. Swirling, whirling snowstorm is white pipe cleaners curled around a pencil. The trees are made from bits and pieces I found in our art junk drawer- corrugated cardboard and spongy green material. The cave I made following these instructions. Can you see the bear just peeking out from inside?
Here’s a shot of the grass, I just wiggled it down into the oats to make it stand up.
Here’s the bear, he’s from a Toob.
Later we added a Toob figure who just looked like he might be headed out on a bear hunt.
I’ve kept this bin out for Ladybug, she returns to it nearly every day. I hear her often in her play saying “We can’t go over it, we have to go through it!” I just love this book! Another fun sensory activity we did to go with this book was to play with imitation snow. I’ve had this hiding away for some time and now I can’t remember where I got it.
This was hugely messy and so much fun! We also enjoyed some thick, oozy mud (chocolate pudding) for a snack.
- Our other Bear Hunt Activities!
- My Pinterest FIAR Board
- Delightful Learning: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
- Along the Way: Paper Mache Bear Cave