Yay for scooping! Kids love it and did you know scooping, pouring and dumping activities are all great in many ways, though they might seem simple and boring? Scooping takes skill and requires lots of concentration and hand-eye coordination. And the best part (my favorite part!) is that they stay busy with activities, such as this Scooping Sensory Bin, for a loooong time!
This activity is so simple to set up and you might actually have everything right in your house for it. It’s such a great activity if you want the kids to stay independent of you for a while. Perhaps you need some chores or cooking done or maybe just to sit down on the sofa with a cup of tea for a little bit. We all need a break in the middle of the day 🙂 Trust me, kids WILL stay busy with this Scooping Bin! And I have many different bins and trays to keep them busy, check them out below!
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-Scoopers or spoons
Dump your rice, peas and beans into the bin and place the bottles and scoopers right into it as well. And voila! Done!
What is my child learning?
-Small/fine motor skills
As I have mentioned a little bit above, this activity is great for focus and independent play. It also helps them discover their senses (touching the textures of rice, peas and beans). Scooping takes concentration and works on hand-eye coordination. In other words, this is THE perfect activity for toddlers, won’t you say?