Sep 26, 2014

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Sensory Bin

We are so excited to be participating in the Nursery Rhymes Crafts and Activities series hosted by the Sugar Aunts! Every night before bed, I sing Kingston a medley of nursery rhymes. One of our favorites is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! 

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There are many versions of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with many verses, however, the one we sing is much shorter. 

Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are?
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are?

For our activity, I put together this simple star themed sensory bin using:

gold sequins from CraftProjectIdeas
a felt star
a wooden moon

Kingston was ready to dive right in! We recited the nursery rhyme and then he explored the contents of the sensory bin. He was drawn right away to the felt star. We talked about the color and counted the points of the star. 

When he found the moon, we engaged in a conversation about the stars and moon. He is infatuated with pointing out the moon in the sky at night, so he really liked talking about it!

Then he discovered the tinfoil. I added the tinfoil to add extra sparkle to the bin. K picked it up and quickly exclaimed, "Mama it's trash!" Great. There goes my extra sparkle idea!

It did come in handy, however, when I showed K how to pick the balls of tinfoil apart. He used his fine motor skills to open up the crinkled tinfoil and make it flat again.

Then he started picking up the gold sequins which were at the bottom of the bin. These sequins come in multiple sizes, so he liked examining them. We talked about the difference between the colors yellow and gold. He pointed out which items were yellow and which were gold. 

Then he decided he had to drop them all over the place!

He used the black and white straws (leftover from his 2nd bday party) to stir and move the yellow easter grass. It wouldn't be a sensory bin for us without making a mess! After throwing all the grass on the floor, he proclaimed that he was done.

Nursery rhymes are a great way to share something special from your own childhood with your kids. To check out all of the other crafts and activities in this series, head on over to Sugar Aunts

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1 comment:

  1. My boys love this rhyme! Im sure they could spend a good deal of time exploring it!