To go along with our winter theme, my kiddos are enjoying this polar region sensory bin...
I'm not sure if this is technically a sensory bin or more of a pretend play bin. I recently discovered sets of miniature animals at Jo Ann's. They sell a set of animals for just about every region, so I picked up a set for the Arctic Region along with a couple other sets for future sensory bins. With all those little animals, the glass pebbles and quilt batting our sensory bin looks like a polar-scape, perfect for getting those little imaginations going!
Around the house, I also found a few small penguins to include in this bin. Though penguins aren't part found in the Arctic, I used this as an opportunity to teach my preschooler the difference between the North Pole and South Pole. Now when my preschooler plays with the bin she keeps the penguins separate from the other animals. She points to the penguin area, saying to her telling little brother, "This is the South Pole!" I love seeing my little ones take a new piece of information and try to apply it! Here's a list of all the items I included in this bin...
Polar Region Sensory Bin
Large Glass Pebbles (Dollar Store)
Styrofoam Balls (Dollar Store)
Empty Paper Towel Rolls
Set of Polar Animals
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