An insect sensory bin is a great way to explore and learn about bugs from the comfort of your home.
In this simple sensory bin I used green “easter’ grass for the base, then added in plastic insects and some bug hunter tools such as a bug net and magnifying glasses so we could get up close and personal.
Materials needed to make your own Insect Sensory Bin:
* Green easter grass
* Plastic Insects * Magnifying glasses & Butterfly net
My day home friends just loved playing with the insects and the green grass in the bin. As they explored they would create little tunnels in the grass for the bugs to “hide in”. They lined our creepy crawly friends from the smallest to the largest and sorted them by “ickiness”. We counted legs, and spots and wings and checked to see if we had any ourselves. (we were sad to learn that we didn’t)
What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon and such a fun activity!
For more Insect and Bug activities check out my Pinterest board.