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 bin!

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 sensory soup activity for St. Patrick's Day

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

But they really loved scooping and pouring the coins in this super easy St. Patrick's Day sensory bin.

Sensory soup activity for St. Patrick's Day

Sensory Soup 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?

For this St. Patrick's Day sensory soup activity, we used:

  • Water
  • Kitchen utensils - I always add a whisk, ladle, large spoon, and a plastic bowl, but other things such as measuring spoons and measuring cups can be added. Just use whatever you have on hand!
One of the reasons that I love these sensory soups is that you simply dump the materials in a bin and that's it. No fancy set up required! So add a generous amount of green liquid watercolor to the water and mix until it's the color you desire. Then add the coins. That's it! 

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

St. Patrick's Day sensory idea for kids

Playing with a 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.

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 with these sensory soup ideas. 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

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St. Patrick's Day sensory soup - a fun St. Patrick's Day sensory bin for toddlers and preschool sensory play