If you are looking for a very simple sensory bin that has the most dreamy purple color to it, then you are in the right place!
I love creating a sensory bin for my girls and this one may be top 5 in our home!
This dreamy purple color is so pretty and can work in a fun princess preschool theme sensory bin or in a Halloween preschool themed sensory bin like we attempted this time around!
I used some of our Halloween bin manipulatives to add to this simple sensory bin and voila!..
An easy and fun sensory bin for kids!
Because of its purple, mauve color and the fun faux cauldron manipulatives within it, I though to make this a fun pretend play kids witches brew sensory bin!
I’ll share all the details on how i put this simple sensory bin together and how you can too!
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Purple and Magenta Acrylic Paint (Tempera Paint works too!)
Hand Sanitizer (A small amount, I’ll explain below) (Optional)
Ziploc Bag or Container
A small nesting toy or scoopers
Fine Motor Tool (I used one from this Montessori set.)
And, that is all you will need for this simple sensory bin activity for kids!
How I set up this simple sensory bin..
Here are the steps I took to put together this simple sensory bin:
Insert one bag of uncooked rice into a ziploc bag or within a plastic container.
Then, add a few drops of purple acrylic paint into the ziploc bag (Not too much or it will take very long to dry.)
And, insert a squirt of hand sanitizer into the bag as well.
Note: Adding a squirt of hand sanitizer is completely optional and up to you. I like to think it gets the flow going when mixing the bag.
Next, Zip up the bag and shake it and mix it around until the rice is completely covered in the purple acrylic paint.
Then, lay out the rice to dry (It takes less than 10 minutes to dry, yay!)
Once the sensory rice is dry, add the rice to your bin!
Next, you will add fun manipulatives within your sensory bin.
We used our Montessori wooden bowls as scoopers.
And, we also used our baby nesting toys as scoopers too!
I chose the colors orange and purple to insert into the bin.
I also used these really fun faux cauldrons I found at the local dollar spot.
These were fun for scooping and pouring the sensory rice into and creating little brews from the rice!
This was a very easy and fun sensory rice play and my girls had lots of fun!
It is very therapeutic to play with sensory rice.
Playing with sensory rice almost reminds me of those sand and raking sensory kits where you scoop and pour the sand.
It is the same type of fun and the best part about it is that you can turn it educational by talking about the colors and counting the scoops you pour into the bowls!
I hope you enjoy! If you try it out leave a comment down below.
I’d love to learn the different ways you went about it and enjoyed this simple sensory bin. 🙂