The big kids are learning about astronomy this year with Aplologia. With them working together I need something simple I can pull out for the little ones to enjoy so they stay out of trouble during lessons. Any mom that homeschools with toddlers around knows the feeling. This space sensory bin gets a lot of use. I just pop the lid over it and store it away. I add random things here and the keeping the base space themed noodles the same.
On this particular day the girls were pretending the spiky balls where planets and the cookie cutter was the sun. We had some bouncy balls in as well but I had to take them because they were getting bounced around distracting big kids lol. My son’s space-themed toys get added here and there.
This space sensory bin can be changed into whatever you want.
I found this pasta and was jumping for joy. Astronauts, Space Ships, Planets! Oh my! These shaped pastas are my favorite base for sensory bins. Perfect for scooping and dumping. This space sensory bin is heading to become a space ispy bottle soon. I love that I can change this up as often as we want. Use whatever you have on hand and make your own space sensory bin.
Ways to play.
Build your own solar system and see how planets line up.
Scoop and dump sensory bin fillers with measuring cups.
Sort pasta by color and shape.
Add books, videos, and other tools for even more learning.
Encourage your child to try something new like bury items or bring something new in.
Give your child art supplies to combine with this space sensory bin to see what they can come up with and create without your help.
Pull this bin out a few times sith small changes made. While your child plays encourage them to explore new things you have added.