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Arctic Sensory Bin

This easy arctic sensory bin is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, and doesn’t require much prep or planning!

Arctic Sensory Bin Activity for Preschoolers | Modern Homestead Mama

When recreating snowy climates in a sensory bin, you have a few options. Glass gems, frozen shaving cream, fake snow, and pom-poms to name a few. We’ve done our fair share of those, but I’ve got to be honest – this week, I just didn’t have it in me to put together an elaborate arctic sensory bin.

Especially considering we were doing several other bins for our animal habitat unit study. So, ice cubes it was! It makes for some super easy sensory play, and it’s especially awesome during the warmer months.

Now, a better name for this sensory bin would be: Imaginary Icy/Snowy-Land Sensory Bin. Why? Because even though I’ve watched dozens of nature documentaries with my kids, I somehow missed that polar bears and penguins have never met in real life, except maybe at a few zoos.


So, I kept the name arctic sensory bin, and my son played with it this way, but someone on Instagram kindly let me know that penguins don’t live in the arctic! They don’t live in the south pole either! They live in Antarctica! It’s a common misconception, so that made me feel a little better. Ha!

For my 3-year-old, it wasn’t a big deal. I correct and move on. If your child is older, or you want to be correct, pick a different combination of animals, for sure!


Animal Habitat Activities & Crafts We’ve Done at the Moore Homestead:

Animal Habitat Facts for your Preschooler:

You can check out my tagged photos on Instagram to see other families following my unit studies, including my fabulous Animal Habitats unit!

For tips on planning your homeschool preschool year, including curriculum recommendations, check out this article

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Arctic Sensory Bin

Arctic Sensory Bin Activity for Preschoolers

Arctic Sensory Bin Activity for Preschoolers

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