I absolutely LOVE the idea of Sensory Bins for my two littlest, well even my bigs are drawn to these fun bins. I love searching and adapting and creating these bins for exploration, learning, and fine motor skills. Lately my biggest of bigs has been into bubbles, and she has been showing the littles how to blow bubbles through your hands when you are at the sink. I decided a bubble sensory bin would be a blast. We took a couple tablespoons of dish detergent and a small amount of water and began the mixing. The littles enjoyed watching the foam fill up in the mixer. We even added some color to the bubbles.
We added letters that K had been having trouble identifying and added in spoons and other items for them to dig and play with. K was so excited to find the letters and un burry them to see what letter it was.
As the “mess” grew outside of the bin there was even bubble skating and dancing going on.
All was fun and games until little guy got it in his eyes. 🙁 This was not a thought through process on my end and I felt horrible. He is definitely too young for these bubbles, and his poor eyes were red all day. However, I won’t stop with my bubble sensory bins I am hoping that maybe using a kid friendly soap next time, and even just using the suds from bubbles will be better. So, keep watching for a new way to have bubbles in a sensory bin. If you have older kiddos have fun with this, but those little guys probably not the best idea. 🙂