Saint Patrick's Day is right around the corner and I have the perfect sensory bin to share with you for the occasion. This Pot of Gold Bin is easy to set up, is loads of fun to play with, and will get kids excited for the holiday!
Sensory bins are so much fun for kids. They combine fine motor work, the engagement of the senses, and imagination into one awesome invitation to play. This Pot of Gold St. Patrick's Day Bin was so easy to set up, and I got everything I needed at the dollar store. This sensory bin is easy to set up, and the kids will want to play with it many times.
- A plastic storage bin with a lid.
- St. Patrick's Day Foam Scatter
- 4 Leaf Clover Confetti
- Buttons in assorted colors
- Small black cauldrons from the party favor section of Dollar Tree
- Dump the confetti, foam scatter and buttons into the storage bin.
- Add a few of the cauldrons to the bin.
- Offer your child tweezers, spoons, or any other tool you like for scooping.
- Allow your child to fill the buckets with a rainbow of colors (beads) and the gold foam coins.
I encouraged my daughter to tell me what colors she would find in a rainbow and place one bead from each color in the bucket.
We also used this as a counting exercise; how many gold coins could she find? How many big clovers? And so on.
Harper also had fun just digging in the scatter and confetti. She brought a few little action figures into the mix and had a fun small world session later.
I like to make these bins in shoe box sized plastic containers so we can snap a lid on it and revisit the activity later. The kids always want to play with the bin again!