Here's a Christmas sensory bin that I put together for my preschooler K, while his older brother was at school. It's inspired by the song "Silver and Gold," which always makes me want to watch that classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer movie. I love that movie! Anyway, here's how we took the metallic colors of Christmas and turned them into a simple preschool sensory bin.
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I've been slightly addicted to our metallic liquid watercolors lately. We used gold in our frozen Christmas shapes and pearl white in our snowflake water sensory play. So I thought I would try dyeing some epsom salts with our metallic liquid watercolors as part of a Christmas sensory bin. They turned out so pretty!
Here's what we used for this Christmas sensory play idea:
- Epsom salts
- Metallic silver liquid watercolor
- Metallic gold liquid watercolor
- Jingle bells
- Star cookie cutter
- Silver snowflakes - These were from a cheap snowflake garland that I cut up.
- Glass dish
First, I dyed the epsom salts with the liquid watercolors using this method. Once dry, I laid the dyed epsom salts in the glass dish so that half the tray was silver and the other half was gold. I then added the jingle bells, cookie cutter, and snowflakes.
While I tried refraining from singing "Silver and Gold" on repeat, K checked out this sensory bin. H really enjoyed pushing each item down into the epsom salts until they were buried.
But he was particularly enamored with the star cookie cutter! He loved pushing it into the epsom salts to leave star shapes throughout.
He even managed to make a jingle bell star "cookie."
Don't forget to try one of these other Christmas activites!