This easy space sensory bin is great for preschoolers and kids learning about space and planets. The black beans are perfect to represent the dark sky, and from there you can add small plastic planets for endless fun.
I’ve been looking forward to making a space sensory bin for months now, simply because we’ve never made anything like it before! I’ve made tons of sensory bins, but nothing like this.
I remember the first time I saw black beans used for an outer space themed sensory bin, I seriously thought it was the most clever thing ever! And, while my final bin didn’t end up looking super Instagram-worthy, it was still super popular with my son throughout our unit.
That’s what matters at the end of the day, anyway.
To a wooden tray, I added black beans, planets, and a couple of printouts from my I-Spy Busy Bag Set. Done! It’s really that simple.
WHILE YOU’RE PLANNING YOUR SPACE THEME:
- Check out my Space Unit here. (Use code SPACE25 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 Space Activities for your Preschooler’s Space theme!
- Here’s a list of Space Books for Toddlers & Preschoolers
- Here are 25 Space Crafts for your Preschooler
- Here’s a list of 16 Fun & Delicious Space-Themed Snacks for your Kids
- Here are some fun Space Facts for Kids
- Solar System in Motion Song for Preschoolers
Space Activities & Crafts We’ve Done at the Moore Homestead:
- Planet Suncatchers
- Planet Puppets Printable
- Fizzing Planets
- Moon Rock Exploration (with Printable Worksheet)
- Asteroid Toss Activity for Toddlers & Preschoolers
- I-Spy Space Busy Bag (with Printable)
- Rocket Name Building Activity
- Edible Constellations Activity
- Space Playdough Invitation to Play
- Solar System Match Worksheet Set
- Paper Plate Planets Craft
- What Makes Night Science Exploration
- Moon Observation Journal Astronomy Study for Kids
- Telescope Craft for Preschoolers
- Moon Phases Oreo Worksheet for Preschoolers
- Smash the Moon Rocks Activity
- Space Coloring Book for Preschoolers
- Astronaut Dramatic Play Station (+ Printable Bundle)
Space Sensory Bin for Preschoolers
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