This year in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday we made this easy and fun Cat in the Hat Pattern Making sensory bin. This is a fun way to put your puffle to good use and work on pattern making skills which later help kids grasp math concepts.
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We love sensory bins, bags and play! Both of my kids still get excited when they see I have a new bin ready to explore. This one was a huge hit because they had been itching to get their hands into pluffle. This is such a fun squishy foam! It is a must have for sensory play!
Assorted red and white items.We used cotton balls, feathers, legos, mini clothespins and glittery Christmas scatterMeasuring spoons, tongs and other fun items to pick up the items in the bin with.
A large tray or a plastic storage bin.
Pour pluffle on to a tray or into a storage bin.
Make sure you take a moment to squeeze, form and otherwise take in the pluffle; it is a great sensory play option and adults will enjoy the texture too.
Next, offer your child an assortment of red and white items.
We used tiny clothespins, legos in red and white, feathers, cotton balls, and Christmas scatter that was glittery and red.
Encourage your child to recreate the stripes of the Cat in the Hat's hat.
This is a great opportunity to use fine motor skills with the spoons and tongs. Encourage your child to try placing the items with those tools as well as their fingers.
When play time is over, you can snap a lid on the bin, or put it all back in the pluffle container for future play sessions. Pluffle never dries out!
You can find all of my sensory ideas here.Favorites include:
Rainbow Rice BinVeggie Garden Sensory Bin