Monday, March 02, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Sensory Soup

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Looking for sensory soup activities? Try this fun St. Patrick's Day sensory soup bin activity! It's great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Someone in my house has been looking forward to St. Patrick's Day for months, simply because green is his favorite color. So I knew that six year old J would love this St. Patrick's Day sensory soup bin.

I knew it would be a hit with both of my boys since they both love playing with water sensory bins like this.

But what they really loved doing was scooping and pouring the coins! So let's take a closer look at how I put together this St. Patrick's Day sensory bin. It's super easy, I promise.

St. Patrick's Day sensory soup bin activity for toddlers and preschoolers

Water Sensory Activity for St. Patrick's Day: Here's What You'll Need

We've done a lot of sensory soup activities in the past and my boys just absolutely love them. So obviously we need to do one for every holiday and season, right? (Of course, we do).

Here's what we used for this St. Patrick's Day water sensory bin:

  • Water - Wouldn't be a sensory soup without it!
  • Kitchen utensils - I always add a whisk, ladle, large spoon, and a plastic bowl to water sensory bins like this, but other things such as measuring spoons and measuring cups can be added. Just use whatever you have on hand.

Add a generous amount of green liquid watercolor (or food coloring) to some water in a large plastic container and mix until it's the color you desire. Then add the coins. That's it!

One of the reasons that I love sensory soups like this is that you can simply dump the materials in a bin and that's it. No fancy set up required! Yet, still incredibly engaging for little ones.

St. Patrick's Day sensory activity for toddlers and preschool

St. Patrick's Day sensory idea for kids

Kids Love Scooping & Pouring with this St. Patrick's Day Sensory Soup Bin!

By providing a variety of spoons to scoop, pour, and stir, the kids get lots of opportunities to work on their fine motor skills. And, honestly, my boys love scooping and pouring water!

St. Patrick's Day sensory bin

St. Patrick's Day sensory bin for kids

Sensory soup for St. Patrick's Day

The addition of a bowl is great for exploring mathematical concepts like measurement, volume, and estimation. It also allows for imaginary play. My boys always love to cook up fancy soups or cookies or cakes whenever we do water sensory soup bins like this one. They will often narrate a recipe and its steps like, "Add one scoop of coins and stir."

St. Patrick's sensory bin activity for toddlers and preschoolers

Like I mentioned earlier, this St. Patrick's Day sensory soup bin was a huge hit with both of my boys. Plus, it's easy to set up and clean up. I hope your kids love it as much as mine did!

St. Patrick's Day sensory soup bin activity for toddlers and preschoolers