This army sensory bin celebrates all of our brave men and women. Check out how we make our colored sensory salts for the base of this bin!
Three cheers for the red, white and blue! This army sensory bin celebrates the United States and all of the brave men and women who fight to keep the country safe. It offers a fantastic opportunity to discuss holidays such as Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, and the Fourth of July. This is the perfect summer activity for kids to use during any of these patriotic holidays.
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An Army Sensory Bin for Patriotic Play
This army sensory bin has a simple colored salt base, you will never believe just how easy this really is to do AND my guess is that you’ll be totally shocked what we use to do it.
See the video below to watch the colored salt tutorial:
As mentioned in the video this is an activity from our book, The Undeniable Power of Play. AND, as a bonus for you, ‘Science Pig’ wants to offer you 25% off the book!! Just use the code ‘sciencepig‘ at checkout.
What you Need to Make the Army Sensory Bin
Red and Blue Sidewalk Chalk
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How to Make the Colored Salt Base
Color your salts according to the video above.
Separate the rock salt into three bowls. Swirl the salt around one bowl by rubbing it with the blue sidewalk chalk. Continue until all of the salt is colored.
Repeat this method with the red sidewalk chalk and another bowl of salt.
Pour all three bowls of salt into a plastic bin for a red, white and blue base.
Get creative with your colors, maybe yellow and brown for a desert battle, or greens and blues for one in the jungle.
We chose red, white and blue as a way to discuss some important holidays here in the United States, and why those colors are so significant.
To your colored salts, add some little army men. Maybe some pebbles or toy trucks (check these out, SO cute!) would fit your army scene as well.
Why should I set up sensory play for my child?
Sensory play is simply a method of engaging multiple senses while playing to enhance learning and memorization. When introducing a concept, or further discussing a topic, a sensory bin will provide plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning and a real experience with the subject.
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