This desert sensory bin is the perfect way to teach your preschooler about animal habitats through hands-on and open-ended exploration.
During our animal habitat theme, we talked about four major habitats: desert, ocean, forest, and and arctic. My son was a little unsure about which animals preferred the dry desert climate, but this sensory bin helped clear some things up.
I simply added some desert animal figurines to a sensory bin full of sand, and voila! Desert sensory bin!
He had fun pouring the sand through funnels and scooping into various bowls and jars. While he did that, we talked about some fun facts about the desert!
WHILE YOU’RE PLANNING YOUR ANIMAL HABITATS THEME:
- Check out my Animal Habitats Unit here. (Use code HABITAT25 for 25% off) If you join my Preschool Program Membership, you’ll get a major discount on all past Unit Studies, and 2 brand new units included each month!
- Here are 25 Animal Activities for your Preschooler’s Habitat theme!
- Here’s a list of Animal Books for your Animal Habitat Unit Study.
- Here are 25 Animal Habitat Crafts for your Preschooler
- Here’s a list of 16 Fun & Delicious Animal-Themed Snacks for your Kids
Animal Habitat Activities & Crafts We’ve Done at the Moore Homestead:
- How to Make a Paper Bag Nest
- Make a Bear Cave Craft
- How to Make a Rainforest Terrarium with Kids
- Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeders
- Animal Habitat Invitation to Play
- Paper Plate Lion Craft
- Owl Paper Bag Puppet Craft for Kids
- Arctic Sensory Bin
- Forest Sensory Bin
- Ocean Sensory Bin
Animal Habitat Facts for your Preschooler:
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Desert Sensory Bin for Preschoolers
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