One of the reasons why I made metallic dyed beans in the first place was so that I could make a pot of gold inspired sensory activity for St. Patrick's Day. I ended up creating two mini sensory bins, one for each of my boys, using the golden beans. Here's our simple fine motor mini sensory bins inspired by a pot of gold.
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Pot of Gold Inspired Fine Motor Sensory Play for Kids
To recreate our mini pot of gold sensory bins, you'll need:
- Pipe cleaners, one for each color of the rainbow
- Black bowl or container - These square bowls are made by my mom who's a professional ceramic artist.
- Golden dyed beans
- Squeezy tweezers from this fine motor tool set
I draped the pipe cleaners over the edge of the bowl so that it looked like there was a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Both boys loved to scoop up the gold using the yellow scooper/tweezer thing. We love it because it is so great for encouraging fine motor skills.
The boys also loved to dig in and play with the "gold" too.
Finally, J really enjoyed making rainbow sculptures with the pipe cleaners. Here he is building his sculpture.