Why not add some fun to your toddlers life with a new sensory bin. If you are needing some ideas of what to put in a sensory bin then I am so glad you stopped by today!
Today Lil’ Red is helping to share our latest sensory bin which goes along with the Christmas carol “I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas”. I was wracking my brain trying to come up with a unique idea for a sensory bin with items we already had around the house and this is what we came up with.
I quickly gathered our supplies:
green glittery tissue paper
plastic hippopotamus and rhinoceros
tiny doll borrowed from Princess
I realized that we didn’t have a chimney and the dollar stores didn’t have anything. We came home to find a cheese block box in the recycle bin! Bingo. I found a printable chimney after a quick google search. I shrunk it down and fit 4 on the page to cover all four sides.
After the chimney was dry I presented the sensory bin to Lil’ Red to explore!
He didn’t like the items in the bin so we dumped them out onto his table. He had lots of fun with the tinker toys.
Maybe you have never heard I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas before. Then check out this Youtube video: https://youtu.be/2Dec9Jb_Ac4
If you love Christmas Carols and want more ideas of sensory bins or small world play then check out the Christmas Carol Sensory Bin Blog Hop hosted by Sugar Aunts.
What a great little activity! And an interesting carol too-I had never heard it before!
Catherine - Sun Hats & Wellie Boots says
Thank you so much for sharing this, I’d never heard of this Christmas tune before, such a great song & your sensory bin is the perfect accompaniment ♥
It might be a USA song, lol. It’s been around for less then 100 years so in carol time it’s a young carol.
My kids love this song! What a fun way to play this season!
Name of this song made me laugh! 🙂 Great activity to play along!