If you have a toddler or preschooler who loves boats you have to check out this super cute boat sensory bin.
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❤️ Why you’ll love this activity
This is a great sensory bin for younger kids. Kids can even help make the boats. This sensory bin also uses water which is great if you have a child who wants to try to eat other sensory bin fillers.
🗒️ An important note about sensory bins
Please note that parental supervision is always required for sensory bins.
🖍️ Supplies needed
For this sensory bin, you will need:
- Markers or crayons
- Paper: For the boat’s sail.
- Popsicle sticks
- Empty lids: I used empty lids from a jar of conditioner and our Crayola bath color drops.
- Play dough: To stick the popsicle stick on the boat.
- Toys or scoops: I added toy fish.
💭 What kind of container to use for sensory bins
I usually use an extra large food storage container. Sensory tables or tuff trays are also great for sensory bins.
🛥️ How to make the boats
It’s super simple to make these boats. Have your child color and design the boat’s paper sail. Tape the paper sail to the popsicle stick and then using a ball of play dough adhere to your empty lid.
We all watched our boats float in a big tupperware container I filled with water and toy fish.
❔ Activity FAQs
You can use an empty lid, play dough, popsicle stick, and paper sail to make a small floating boat.
A boat just made of playdough is too heavy to float. You can use a piece of playdough with this craft though.
☺️ Other fun sensory bin ideas
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