We are living in an unpredictable time where you are at home more and so are your children. Going outside is a great option to keep your kids busy, but what about when it is too cold to spend more than an hour outside? Well, why not bring the outdoors inside by making a winter sensory bin! This is an activity that can be created with things found in your home and will keep your kids busy while also expanding their speech and language skills!
What you need:
Empty the cotton balls and snowflakes into the bowl. You just made “snow” that is mess free and much warmer! Find objects around the house to put into the “snow” and play! Here are some ideas on how to incorporate speech and language into the sensory bin:
This activity can be used over and over again! If your child is bored, try switching up the objects in it to create new adventure and interest! If it’s nice outside, take a bowl outside, fill it with snow and do the same activities. Most importantly, have fun while expanding your child’s speech and language skills with this winter sensory bin!
Written by Registered Speech-Language Pathologist (provisional) with Wildflowers, Kristen Lipp.