U is for Universe Sensory Bin

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I put this really fun universe sensory bin together for my daughter today. We had a lot of fun with it and so I thought I would share it. This post is also part of a really fun alphabet sensory activities series hosted by the Jenny Evolution that you will want to check out.

U is for Universe Sensory Bin, part of an Alphabet Sensory Activities blog hop.

Items Needed for Universe Sensory Bin

U is for Universe Sensory Bin, part of an Alphabet Sensory Activities blog hop.

I used two bags of dried black beans and dumped them into the bin. Then I print out the water color planet cards from Hip Homeschooling, laminated them, and placed them under the black beans.

The planets and stars went on top. Then we used the larger water color planet cards from The Kavanaugh Report to match the small cards to as well as the 3D planets.

U is for Universe Sensory Bin, part of an alphabet sensory activities blog hop.

Optional Activities with the Universe Sensory Bin

  • Pre-Math activity of sorting and matching the planets with the correct cards
  • Pre-Reading activity matching all the correct planets together with the 3-part cards from Hip Homeschooling.
  • Sensory exploration with the 3D planets and stars in the dried beans
  • Fine Motor skills with painting the wooden stars yellow

For more sensory activity ideas, follow my sensory fun Pinterest board.

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Be sure to check out the Alphabet Sensory Activities series, hosted by The Jenny Evolution  along with their partner site The Sensory Spectrum

Alphabet sensory activities series.

Heather Greutman, COTA

Heather Greutman is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based OT services for preschool through high school. She uses her background to share child development tips, tools, and strategies for parents, educators, and therapists. She is the author of many ebooks including The Basics of Fine Motor Skills, and Basics of Pre-Writing Skills, and co-author of Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.

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