Sensory Learning Bin For Tactile Learning in SC Early Intervention

One of our Early Intervention Specialists showcases a fun way to create a Sensory Learning Bin which are excellent for tactile learning in early child development and aid with developmental delays.


Hi, everyone. My name is Kristen Fabiano. I’m an early intervention specialist with Bright Start, and today I’m going to show you how to make an edible sensory bin for your kids. For those of you who do not know what a sensory bin is, a sensory bin is just a regular container. Can be filled with anything that’s hard, rough, or soft that your child can play with and learn to explore their environment.

For today’s activity, I’m going to show you how you can bring the beach to your home. Some of the things that you’ll need is some aquatic friends, two packs of jello, a bin, any size, any thickness, and Cheerios. First, you’re going to start off by making your jello according to the package. While my jello was being prepared, I’m going to line my container with some little aquatic animals.

I’m going to take my jello mixture and pour it into my container.

And it should look like this. You’re going to want to stick it in the fridge at a slight elevation and I’ll show you why. And now we wait.

And for 24 hours, your bin should look like this. Next, you’re going to take your Cheerios and stick them in a blender. I’m going to use about four cups to fill this space right here.

Once splendid, it should look like this. Now, I’m going to take my crushed Cheerios and sprinkle them on the side of the bin.

And the final product should look like this. Sensory bins are an important learning tool fine your child to explore tactile learning by touch, taste, and smell. Your child can practice by motor and cognitive skills by sorting, matching, scooping, transferring, and grasping. Once your sensory bin is complete, your child can dig on in. Surf’s up.

Thank you for watching one of my sensory bin videos, and see you next time.

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