Panda lentils sensory bin is an easy small-world invitation to play for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners to foster fine motor development, pouring skills, tonging, sieving, and transferring while stimulating the senses.
This activity can be a perfect Chinese New Year sensory bin to explore these adorable bears endemic to China. Besides, your little one will be stimulating multiple senses, from visual, to tactile to auditory. Most importantly, this sensory tub is extremely easy to set up with items in your cupboard. And, if you use a single type of legume, no sorting is required; clean it afterward, and it is suitable for cooking. So, grab your lentils, and let’s set up a Panda Sensory Bin.
What you need to set up panda small-world invitation to play
Here is a list of materials you will need to set up Panda Lentils Sensory Bin:
- a tray
- a larger panda, similar here, and small ones
- wood slices
- green leaves (these are evergreen)
- tools like a wooden scooper, large open-close scooper
- tongs and a sieve
Like the beans or rice, lentils are another great sensory bin filler!
Pandas Lentils Sensory Bin Video Tutorial
So, let’s create a habitat perfect for the cutest panda bears.
The Giant Panda
The giant panda is a bear species endemic to China, characterized by its bold black-and-white coat. Panda bear lives exclusively in China, and for the Chinese people, it is a symbol of peace and friendship.
Why Sensory Play is Important for Early Years
Sensory play is very important for early years since it is a vast source of play-based learning and development for children. Sensorial activities, besides supporting sensory processing and integration of sensory systems, also offer extensive tactile, visual, and even auditory stimulation while promoting motor control and hand-eye coordination.
When children explore textures, transfer, and manipulate the filler, they explore the world through their senses, thus developing fine and gross motor skills, facilitating language enrichment, self-confidence, and so much more.
Moreover, while sensory play is primarily founded in the body’s senses, vestibular and proprioception (also known as kinesthesia) senses also furnish input to a child. Thus, through sensory play, exploration, and manipulation, children’s body takes in sensory input, process it, and provide appropriate responses while offering plenty of opportunities for learning.
Have you tried setting up small world play sensory bins? Leave a comment if you did!
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