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Spring Soup: Sensory Bin Toddler & Preschool Activity

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This Spring Soup Sensory Bin play bucket is the perfect sensory activity for kids. Using real flowers as the main addition to this sensory bin really brings out the feeling of spring!

What better way to create a simple sensory activity than by using what you have right outside your front door?

The great thing about having sensory play in your home is that it keeps your child engaged and using their senses and their fine motor skills. Sensory play that helps their minds and imaginations flourish is always a win!

Be sure to check out the Hearts Sensory Bin Activity for Kids as well. There are so many fun ideas when it comes to making seasonal sensory bins…let your imaginations run wild!

Since this fun spring sensory bin activity takes practically no time at all to put together, it’s a great way to get your little one excited about sensory play.

Supplies Needed For Toddler & Preschool Spring Sensory Bin Activity

Below are the supplies that you’ll need (but don’t feel limited by this, either…nature is full of wonderful additions – grab what you know your kids will enjoy!):

  • Storage bin with a lid
  • Spoons, ladles, and tongs
  • Tongs
  • Small cups and bowls
  • Flowers like dandelions, etc
  • Whirligigs, grass, etc
  • Water

How To Make Spring Soup

Just follow the super simple steps below to make this spring sensory bin.

First, gather up all the supplies listed above. (This is one step that the kids can easily help with, too!)

Have the kids go outside and get various flowers and fun things from nature. It’s fun to get out and explore nature with a purpose.

Come back inside (or use your hose on the porch or patio) and fill the storage bin with water, about halfway full.

NOTE: This can be done without water, too, if you prefer. If so, just skip this step.

Add the findings from the nature hunt inside the bin and the water.

Don’t forget to add in play food spoons or tongs or even slotted spoons from the kitchen as well.

Small cups, bowls, strainers, and thongs are always a great idea, too.

Let your child serve you up a bowl of delicious spring soup!

Using the spoons will work on hand-eye coordination as well as fine motor skills. Such a great activity for the kids.

Tips For Making Spring Soup

Make certain to let the kids take over and be a big part of this activity. It’s one where they can totally run the show.

Can you re-use the sensory soup bin for later?

I’d start fresh with the sensory bin every time you make it. It’s a good excuse to get the kids outside and in nature as well.

Can you make the water different colors?

You bet. Just add a little bit of food coloring to change the color of the water in this spring sensory bin as well.

This is also a great way to have them work on their colors, too.

What age group is this sensory activity geared towards?

This is for early learners who are toddler-aged and preschool-aged. However, if an older child wants to play, always encourage that imagination as well.

Have fun creating this fun spring soup for the kids. It’s a great way for bonding as well as sensory development.

supplies for spring sensory bin activity
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Spring Soup

This spring soup craft is a lot of fun and so simple to make!

Materials

  • Storage bin with a lid
  • Spoons, ladles, and tongs
  • Tongs
  • Small cups and bowls
  • Flowers like dandelions, etc
  • Whirligigs, grass, etc
  • Water

Instructions

First, gather up all the supplies listed above. (This is one step that the kids can easily help with, too!)

Have the kids go outside and get various flowers and fun things from nature. It's fun to get out and explore nature with a purpose.

Come back inside and fill the storage bin with water, about halfway full. (They can also have no water in it as well.)

Add the findings from the nature hunt inside the bin and the water.

Don't forget to add in play food spoons or tongs or even slotted spoons from the kitchen as well.

Small cups and bowls are always a great idea, too.

Let your child serve you up a bowl of delicious spring soup!

Ready to have some fun?

I'd love to hear from you in the comments.Be sure to share so others can enjoy this, too!

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