Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Cotton Ball Sensory Bin Filler & Learning Ideas

I love sensory bins and am so excited to share this unusual and wonderful filler: cotton balls!!

Cotton balls are soft, fluffy, and can change shape when you squish or stretch them.  They can be stirred, flattened, and stacked!  Your children could spend all their time with just cotton balls...or you can expand it by adding a theme to the cotton balls.  

Try adding penguins for an antarctic theme!

Or hide jewels for a pirate theme!  Heavy objects like little rocks and coins will sink right through the cotton balls, becoming invisible until the cotton is moved!

You can add spiders for a spiders or bugs theme, crayons for a rainbows theme, flowers for a spring theme, or fish for an ocean theme.  The possibilities are endless! 

Or, you can always put a random mixture of objects in with it and see what your kiddos choose to do with them!

My favorite cotton ball sensory bin theme is Penguins, and I have loads of resources for you!  

You can print a {FREE} penguin mini book easy reader, learn penguin facts and make a fun penguin craft, and check out even more ideas on my Penguins Pinterest board:

This post is part of 40 Days of Sensory Bin Fillers at Little Bins for Little Hands, a collaborative effort to share 40 (yes, forty!) different fillers for sensory bins!  Hop over to the landing page for a fabulous discussion on sensory bins and to see all the different fillers!

Have you ever used cotton balls in a bin?  We would love to see your post!  Just link it up below!

I may share at any of these parties!