Simple Sensory Bin for Scooping and Pouring:
Add a few felt hearts for fun.
Valentine’s Day Easy Sensory Bin Fine Motor Play
Pouring and scooping items into bowls with spoons works on eye-hand coordination, transferring, motor control to manage the spoons, and hand dominance as they scoop with the dominant hand and assist with the non-dominant hand. Encourage your child to use their dominant hand and to scoop from left to right as they transfer corn. This encourages left to right progression in reading and writing. Using two hands together in a coordinated manner is bilateral hand coordination and essential for so many functional tasks (tying shoes, buttoning, cutting with scissors).
Looking for more EASY sensory bins?
We’ve started a series covering easy sensory bins from A-Z (and are working our way through that series very slowly!) Here are some more easy sensory bin ideas:
Bottles and Brushes Sensory Bin
Beans and Bugs Sensory Bin
Corn and Cookie Cutters Sensory Bin
Sticks and Stones Sensory Bin
Colleen Beck, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with 20 years experience, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. As the creator, author, and owner of the website and its social media channels, Colleen strives to empower those serving kids of all levels and needs. Want to collaborate? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.