You’re probably wondering why I am posting St. Patrick’s Day themed activity after the holiday is over. My daughter did this activity on the St. Patrick’s Day and loved it so much that we did it again pretty much every day after.
You can always change the theme by adding different food coloring and theme related toys in the sensory bin.
Read why sensory bin should be part of your kids’ everyday lives
Supplies you need:
- metal coins
- green food coloring (we didn’t use the coloring this year, but we will do it next year when she’s more familiar with colors)
Drop generous drops of green food coloring. Put the coins in the water in the bin. That’s it!
This is a great opportunity for kids to practice their fine motor skills. You can use any sort of kitchen utensils like cradle spoons, cups, or a funnel.
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Ideas Where To Do This Activity
Don’t have any bins? Don’t want the water to spill all over your floor. Here are some tips. 🙂
Use the sink the fill up the water! You just have to be with your child to make sure he or she doesn’t fall off. Have fun playing with your child. I definitely did. 🙂
I wish I did this activity when she was a younger baby. Babies love water and kick their feet in it.
The coins make great bathtub toys. The kids will have fun fishing for the coins as they float in the water.
Fun Fact: The metal coins stick on the tiles on the bathtub wall. The kids would get a kick out of this!
Beware: Your kids won’t want to get out of the bathtub for a while.
Take it Outside
Taking the water sensory bin outside was one of the best things I did with my toddler. She had so much fun playing with the coins while cooling off by splashing the water.
It was very entertaining for her because she did this activity for literally an hour! I was able to sit back and watch her and enjoy the warm sunshine.
All activities here are activities I feel are safe for my own children. As your child’s parents/guardians, you will need to decide what you feel is safe for your family. I always encourage contacting your child’s pediatrician for guidance if you are not sure about the safety/age appropriateness of an activity. All activities on this blog are intended to be performed with adult supervision. Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when activities call for the use of materials that could potentially be harmful, such as scissors, or items that could present a choking risk (small items), or a drowning risk (water activities), and with introducing a new food/ingredient to a child (allergies). Observe caution and safety at all times. The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any of these activities on this blog.