Swamp Water Bin Sensory Play

This is the third water bin in our

Water Bin Play Series

where we have committed to making and playing in a water bin each week in the month of July.  We have joined Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails in our Play the Summer Away: Water Bins for Kids series.

Our theme for this week is Swamp/Alligators/Turtles…and Oh Yeah, this one was fun!
We used these Bath Color Tablets to make our water bin green.  They only have primary colors in this set, so we talked a little about what makes green.
It was pretty cool to see the colors fizzing together in to a green swampy water!
Once we had our swamp water, I pulled out a bin of frogs, alligators, turtles, lily pads cut from foam crafting sheets, and bug shaped foam stickers. 
Little Guy discovered that he could stick the foam stickers to the walls of the bin.  He had a whole little story going on here.  The bugs were a family and the alligators came by for a visit…there was a little battle and the bug family and alligator family went their separate ways 🙂
There were hands everywhere playing in this water bin!  Sign of great sensory play 🙂
We have these little squeeze water toys that were a pretty fun addition to our swamp water bin.  And so good for fine motor strengthening.  When a child pinches the squeeze toys between their thumb and fingers, they are strengthening the arches of their hands.
Yes, we can add grass to our swamp.
We have been loving this play series…SO much fun!  We’ve been adding our water bins to our Pinterest board: 
Now let’s go over and see the water bin that Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails: Swamp Bin~Water Play for Kids has put together for this week!
You can see all of the water bins that we and Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails have done here.

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