X-Ray Sensory Bin

I don’t usually let my blog be the inspiration for activities I do with the boys, rather the activities inspire the blog.  However, I’m doing the ABC’s of Sensory Bins next week and I was STUCK on X when the idea of an X-ray sensory bin hit me.  I thought it sounded like a lot of fun, so we went for it!

I wanted to keep the colors black and white so I used black eyed peas as my base.  Then I cut up some black construction paper and tried to crimp it.  I would have put the construction paper through a shredder, as that would have been so easy, but I don’t have a shredder!
At Dollar Tree I found some glow in the dark skeleton pieces that I knew would be perfect!  They’re dinosaur skeletons, but bones are bones!
I also included some glow sticks and the cardboard tubes that the sticks come in.
All good sensory tubs should include spoons or cups, so I found a bright orange spoon that almost glowed.  Tongs and a metal spatula were thrown in as well.
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I set the boys up in a dark room and snapped all the glow sticks before presenting them with the bin.
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Royal immediately made a grab for the glow sticks and Baloo went for the glowing bones.  No fighting?  Not this time…
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Baloo used the tongs to pick out all the little bones.
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And then he carefully set them on the metal spatula!IMG_8495

 

This bin has been one of our best bins yet!  They boys loved playing with it and amazingly didn’t fight over anything.  I just wish the glow sticks would re-glow…but at $1 a for a pack of 5, I think we can remake this again!

4 thoughts on “X-Ray Sensory Bin”

  1. Very cute sensory bin.  The only community helper I came up with for X was X-ray technician.  We won't get to X for a while though; I will pin this to try when we get there.

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