H has been obsessed with the ocean, sea animals and sea life ever since we took him to the Monterey Bay Aquarium this past Summer. When I picked up the book 1,000 Things Under the Sea I knew I wanted to create an activity for Hudson to be able to match the sea life and learn more about them.
Sensory bins are the most amazing toddler tool in my life. And they take no time at all to set up if you have whats needed. It was so fun to create space for independent play time. Sensory activities are full of ways kids can learn about textures, sounds, smells, and colors. you can easily make a sensory bin using items you may already have around your house and yard.
We filled our bin with white rice that I dyed blue to be the “ocean” and I buried Sea Life for Hudson to search for. It was so fun to discover new sea creatures and match them to our book. We would read the book to find out more about each sea creature!