Monday, April 28, 2014

Egyptian Desert Sensory Bin with Camels

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Sensory bins do not need to be complicated.  Actually, oftentimes, the simpler they are, the more loved they are.  This sensory bin is no exception.  It used only a few items, took less than a minute to set up, and was thoroughly enjoyed by both of my boys.

Camel and colorful pyramid in an Egyptian desert sensory bin from And Next Comes L

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To make this sensory bin, I used:


Camels and colorful pyramid in an Egyptian desert sensory bin from And Next Comes L

We've been a huge fan of Safari TOOBs for awhile now, but we hadn't previously played with their jumbo replicas.  The detail on this camel is insane.  And frankly, I may as well admit that I am now obsessed with their jumbo replicas.  I think I like them even better than the regular minifigures from the TOOBs.

Camels in an Egyptian desert sensory bin from And Next Comes L

Cornmeal also happens to be a new-to-us sensory material.  As I never have cornmeal on hand, we have never used it as a sensory filler before.  So naturally, the boys were intrigued by it.  

Cornmeal is perfect for scooping.

Digging in an Egyptian desert sensory bin from And Next Comes L

K scooping cornmeal in an Egyptian desert sensory bin with camels from And Next Comes L

Cornmeal is also perfect for sifting through one's fingers.

K playing with cornmeal from And Next Comes L

It also happens to be worthy of a taste test.  Yum!

K licking cornmeal off of his fingers from And Next Comes L

Even the camel couldn't resist having a bite to eat.

Close up of cornmeal and a camel from And Next Comes L

Feeding camels from And Next Comes L

J also enjoyed giving the miniature camels a bath in the cornmeal.  I have alluded to J's bath obsession before so I wasn't surprised to see bathtime show up in the desert.  Even if the cornmeal "water" got all over my floor...

Leftover cornmeal from Egyptian desert sensory bin with camels from And Next Comes L

Have you tried cornmeal in a sensory bin before?

Be sure to check out all of my other sensory bin ideas here or browse my Sensory Bins board on Pinterest.

Super simple Egyptian desert sensory bin with camels from And Next Comes L
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2 comments:

  1. Now I want to play with corn meal!

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    1. It was the picture of K licking the cornmeal off of his fingers that did it, right?! ;)

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