Craft Corner Toddlerhood

Shark Sensory Bin

It’s Shark Week, one of our favorite weeks during the summer! We decided to kick our Shark Week festivities off with this fun and easy Shark Sensory Bin filled with items that start with the letter S. 

What we included:

  • Sand-dyed blue rice*
  • Seaweed- Green confetti paper (if you don’t have this on hand grass works as well!)
  • Starfish & Stingray grow toys, found at Dollar Tree
  • a ship
  • a shovel
  • and of course, a Shark toy!

We played with this sensory bin outside for an easy clean-up. Adrian loved splashing and exploring the different textures while we practiced our “S” sound.  Check out the pictures below to see some of the fun.

*We used dyed rice to give the water a blue hint, however it is not necessary. If you would like to dye your rice blue simply fill a zip-lock bag with 1 cup rice, 1 tsp vinegar, and a few drops of blue food coloring. Shake until evenly coated then empty and spread the rice out on a paper towel to dry (takes approx. 2 hours.)

Stayed tuned for a fun Shark Week craft later this week and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to see more of our Shark Week festivities in my stories! 

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  1. Oh man! I think we might have to copy this week! So fun! 💙

  2. My niece will love this! Thank you!

  3. Sensory bins are so fun. When my daughter was younger, I made them for her often, sensory bags too.

  4. My son would love this! He is starting to develop an interest in sharks and sea creatures. It would be an interesting activity! 👍

  5. What a fun idea! My kids are getting older but I am sure they would still have fun with this!

  6. Ainsley McGovern says:

    This is so perfect for shark week! Pretty easy activity to do, thanks for sharing

  7. this looks like so much fun; and so simple to put together too

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