Friday, May 22, 2015

Desert Sensory Bin

Today we explored our next habitat – a desert. I used semolina instead of sand in this bin. My daughter loves this ingredient and I use it a lot even though it is very messy and our floors require some cleaning by the end of the game. You can draw letters and numbers with your fingers on semolina. You can hide little animals in it and ask you child to find them or make animal footprints and ask your child to guess the animal.

Talk about hot desert climate, show your child some animals and insects that live there and tell him/her how they were able to adapt to severe heat and lack of water supply. You can also show pictures of the biggest desert, Sahara, sand dunes and camel trains.

I made a lizard and a scorpion out of foil and painted them with acrylics. Cactuses are cut out of foam sheets.

My other sensory bins with animal habitats:

African Swamp Sensory Bin

Forest Sensory Bin

African Swamp Sensory Bin

Indian and Indonesian Jungle Sensory Bin

Tropical Island Sensory Bin

Farm Sensory Bin

Coral Reef Sensory Bin

Frog Pond Sensory Bin

Arctic Sensory Bin

Ocean Life Sensory Bin

African Savannah Sensory Bin

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