This forest sensory bin makes a great addition to a forest theme for your preschooler or toddler! Using soil, fake trees, and forest animals, you can recreate a forest habitat for your child to get hands-on with their habitats unit.
Learning about animal habitats is fun for kids of all ages, but I knew we were ready to start it this year with my toddler and preschooler. And at this age, what better way to learn, than through hands-on sensory exploration?
It’s not a Modern Homestead Mama unit without a sensory bin, and this unit had one for each habitat that we discussed. There are, of course more than 4 habitats, but we only had so much time. Besides, at preschool aged, focusing on 4 is just fine!
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
- Desert Sensory Bin
- Arctic Sensory Bin
- Ocean Sensory Bin
Animal Habitat Facts for your Preschooler:
For tips on planning your homeschool preschool year, including curriculum recommendations, check out this article.
Join the Homeschooling Preschoolers Facebook Page! There are free resources available, and it’s the perfect way to connect with other families!
Forest Sensory Bin
Now, my son added tree frogs and a rainforest snake to his bin because we also had a rainforest animal set, but I wasn’t terribly concerned. Technically they’re still forest animals, right?
This was simple to put together, and provided about 30 minutes of uninterrupted fun! To a small plastic storage bin, add some soil, plastic trees, and forest animal figurines!
It’s easier to remember where certain animals come from, when you can physically play and get acquainted with them!
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