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Squirrel Sensory Box

Hello, my name is Cindy O’Brien.  

I live in beautiful Northeast Pennsylvania USA. 

I have a home daycare with 6 children.  

I have really got excited in the last few years about using sensory boxes in my play room.  

I create them based on the theme we are working on and/or the season.  

This weeks theme was squirrels.  

I created this sensory box using acorns we collected in our yard, tree stumps and little log pieces.  

I also added little tin buckets, felt leaves, little pumpkins, burlap bags, little rakes and little squirrels.

This Sensory Box was a great hit with the all the children in my setting this week! 

I watched as they began to sit and arrange the squirrels, they scooped up the tiny acorns in their hands and began to fill up the buckets. 
They used the wooden logs to build interesting structures for the squirrels to explore.
A couple of the children used the squirrels to role play, they changed their voice tones and had the squirrels interacting with each other!

Some children really enjoyed running their hands through the acorn covered bottom.  

I have found the squirrels all gathered on one wood piece, hiding under the acorns or off in a toy wagon going for a ride!  

I love the imagination and creativity that these sensory bins create each week.  

Each child reacts different to them.  Some play alone.  Some dialogue with other children and role play.  It is delightful to watch and listen to.

Cindy O'Brien will be sharing some more great activity ideas with us very soon!
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  1. This is a beautiful sensory bin!

  2. What a great idea!

  3. Awesome. I'd love to see more!

    1. Thanks! I create a new sensory bin nearly every week for whatever theme we are enjoying!

  4. oh, this is adorable!!!!


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