Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Trees Construction Site Sensory Bin

Christmas Sensory Bin

Our Christmas trees construction site bin was all about building trees from supplies of different shapes and sizes. It turned out as fun discovering of different ways of building a Christmas tree and creative approaches to stacking and decorating.

Christmas Trees Construction Site

For the base, we used a mix of rice (white and colored), shredded tinsel, confetti, jingle bells.

Rainbow confetti:
It was fun to play! Kids love filling bottles and cups with the amazing colors. They made "relaxation bottles" without knowing any fancy terms for this. I can't find the exact match for the confetti we used, but here are a couple of options. Amazon affiliate links:

Polkadots Confetti: Beistle CN122 Party Polkadots Confetti, 1/2-Ounce

Flower Garden Confetti: Beistle CN139 Flower Garden Confetti

New Year's Party Confetti: Beistle CN177 1-Pack Decorative New Year's Party Confetti

Different ways to build a tree:
  • Stacking cups, blocks, or just the plastic cups from the kitchen.
  • Pegs with the peg boards with shatterproof mini Christmas ball ornaments.
  • The spoon stuck in rice and decorated with stickers.
  • A "sensory bottle" filled with confetti and tinsel.
  • Stacking leads from jars and tubes.
  • Stacking up baby food cups filled with brightly colored supplies. Smash down your tree to hear the fun sounds!

Pegs and peg boards:
Our pegs and peg board sets and Gingerbread house bags are from Oriental Trading. Here are a couple of options for pegs and peg board sets from Amazon:

Lauri Tall-Stacker Pegs & Pegboard Set: Lauri Tall-Stacker Pegs & Pegboard Set

Stack It Peg Game With Board Occupational Therapy Autism Fine Motor Skills: Stack It Peg Game With Board Occupational Therapy Autism Fine Motor Skills

Learning Resources Stacking Shapes Peg Board: Learning Resources Stacking Shapes Peg Board

It was an amazing Christmas Trees Construction Site!

More Building and Construction Activity Ideas from My Bright Firefly

Problem Solving with Cubes and Craft Sticks
No-Glue Cupcake Unicorn Christmas Ornament
15 Ways to Engineer a Fun Christmas

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