Rainbow Bears Sensory Bin

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Have you heard of Rainbow Bears? I bet you have seen them and have wondered what on earth can you do with them besides count and sort them. Today I am sharing with you a super simple and fun way to learn with Rainbow Bears via our Rainbow Bears Sensory Bin! This is our first post for a new series called #toolsforlearning which we will be sharing on our blogs and Instagram!

Rainbow Bears Sensory Bin

Lil’ Red is my sensory loving boy so this activity is perfect for him. He not only loves all things that involve his hands but also anything new, fun, and colorful. Now I have owned these bears since before Eldest was born but they have been stored away most of those years. I used them a few years ago for some tot trays during the year I did CC nursery. So these “old” bears are totally new to both Big Red and Lil’ Red which makes this activity even more fun!

I gathered my supplies quickly to create this hands-on learning activity. I used a clear Large Rectangle Container as my base then filled it with brown crinkle cut paper . Next I dropped in two large Bear Family Rainbow Counters of each color. I checked my tot tray tools box to see what tools, scoops, and tongs I had to use. I chose some Gator Grabber Tweezers as well as salad tongs from Dollar Tree and an old formula scoop.

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I sat this activity out for Lil’ Red to explore and he sat right down and dug in! He had lots of fun scooping and picking up the bears. He used the salad tongs first and once he was satisfied with this he put everything back in the tub to start over.

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He used the jumbo tweezers and was able to get some of the rainbow bears out of the tub of crinkle paper. He was so proud of himself and his smile shows it!

Tools for Rainbow Bears Sensory Bin

Tools that I used for this activity:

rainbow bear collage

Graphing with Rainbow Bears from Still Playing School

Lauren's Hope Medical ID

Rainbow Bears Preschool Letter Cards from Learning 2 Walk

Size Order Rainbow Bear Cards from Life Over C’s

Color and Size Sorting with Rainbow Counters from Line Upon Line Learning

Alphabet Formation Compare Bears from Adventures of Adam

Size and Color Sorting {Learning with Rainbow Bears} from Squiggles and Bubbles

Animal Counters Sensory Bin & Color Sort from Raising Little Superheroes

Color Graphing with Rainbow Bears from Schooltime Snippets

Rainbow Chain Link Color Sort from Sugar Aunts

Rainbow Bears Sensory Bin from Something 2 Offer

Counting More or Less with Farm Animal Rainbow Counters from Stir the Wonder

Rainbow Bears Addition Cards from The Kindergarten Connection

Measuring with Rainbow Bears from Mom Inspired Life

Don’t forget to use #toolsforlearning on Instagram to share your Rainbow Bear & Counter learning activities!! 

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12 Responses to Rainbow Bears Sensory Bin

  1. Colleen says:

    I love the big smiles!! My kids love sensory bins, and they would totally go for this one!
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  2. Victoria says:

    What a fun activity-I love those jumbo tweezers! Don’t you just love when ‘old toys’ are new toys? 🙂
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  3. Thaleia says:

    Yes. I have tons of stuff stashed away and with the youngest and last child now over 2 it’s time to explore and enjoy all of it!

  4. I love the look of concentration. So many fine motor skills being used there – wonderful.
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  5. Danielle says:

    What a great fine motor activity!

  6. melinda says:

    So cool! And easy for you to set up! Learning, and developing motor skills!
    Win-Win-Win-Win!!!
    Here from Fri Frivolity.

  7. Lovely sensory ideas for SEN learners too. Thank you for sharing.
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  8. Audrey says:

    Those alligator tweezers are adorable! Such a great activity for motor control (ssh, they just think it is fun). Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity. Please join us again next week.

  9. Thaleia says:

    Melinda,
    I love your enthusiasm! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  10. Stephanie says:

    I love the little tweezers he used!! I’ll have to pin this fun activity for my littlest guy. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday Linky Party. I hope you come back next week!
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  11. Tracy Snyder says:

    My kids love sensory bins too! Thanks for sharing at Welcome Home Wednesdays Linky Party

  12. Thaleia says:

    Sensory bins are a fun way to allow children to explore all sorts of topics and textures.

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